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Arts & Culture

Rowan University to open fossil museum showing dinosaurs found in South Jersey

Rowan University fossil museum


Final designs unveiled for FDR Park Welcome Center, Pattison Playground

FDR Park WC Main


John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge to undergo $1.5 million restoration project

John Heinz restoration


Two new basketball courts honoring Kobe, Gianna Bryant coming to West Philly this fall

Kobe Gianna Bryant basketball courts

Food & Drink

Franklin Square has a new, covered beer garden

Franklin Square beer garden


Wissahickon Valley Park deemed a 'hot spot' for littering, overuse

Wissahickon Park Hot Spot


Construction of Penn's Landing Park postponed by two years to 2023

Penn's Landing Park

Children's Health

Living near green spaces boosts mental health of city children, study finds

Mental Health Green Spaces


More Pennsylvania state parks offering free sunscreen to help prevent skin cancer this summer



Fairmount Park Conservancy to host children's workshop for Pattison Park redesign

Pattison Park

Arts & Culture

City seeks public input on artwork proposals for North Philly Rebuild site

Mann Rivera Center artwork


Delaware County moves to acquire Don Guanella School land by eminent domain and preserve space as park

Delco Guanella Park

Arts & Culture

Public input sought for artwork along Delaware River waterfront

Penn's Landing artwork


Free wine, access to state parks among latest incentives to get COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey

N.J. COVID-19 vaccine incentives


Pennsylvania approves $8.7 million to conserve historic structures at Washington Crossing

Washington Crossing Upgrades

Mental Health

Outdoor recreation remains popular and can help provide a big health boost

Outdoor recreation travel


Volunteers can now sign up for Love Your Park Week 2021

Love Your Park Week

Public Spaces

Knight Foundation invests $2.2 million to support Philly's public spaces, digital equity

Knight Foundation


South Philly's Singing Fountain plaza could get a $1 million makeover

Passyunk Singing Fountain


What to expect at the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show at FDR Park

Philadelphia Flower Show rendering


FDR Park secures $4.5 million for new welcome center, café and event space

FDR Park renovations

Public Spaces

Philly seeking input on reimagined design, function of Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Parkway Redesign Philly


Cycling activists want MLK Drive vehicle restrictions to remain permanently

MLK Jr. Drive bikes


Four trail bridges in Wissahickon Valley Park close for renovations

Wissahickon trail bridge replacement


Fairmount Park Conservancy selling sweatshirts and masks through online shop

Philly parks sweatshirt


Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run becomes a virtual spring race

Valley Forge Revolutionary Run

Food & Drink

Pop-up at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center to open for indoor dining

Dining at Horticulture Center


Parks & Rec slash night park hours for annual deer kill



Bucks County teen dies after shooting at Nockamixon State Park

Nockamixon Park Shooting

Public Spaces

Philly group gets state grant to transform troubled Fairhill railyard into city park

Gurney Street Trail


Liberty Bell, Independence Hall reopening next week

independence national historic park

Labor Day

Things to do Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia

Labor Day weekend in Philly


Swimming prohibited at Delaware Water Gap due to high levels of bacteria

Swimming Delaware Water Gap


Fort Mott State Park in Salem County closed until further notice

Mott State Park New jersey


15 ATVs, dirt bikes seized from illegal riders in New Jersey wildlife conservation area

ATVs impounded New Jersey


Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are visiting parks to cheer up

COVID-19 Parks Benefits


Camping reopening in some New Jersey state parks, forests, recreation centers June 22

wharton state park opening


Social distancing ambassadors being dispatched to Philly's parks

social distancing ambassadors parks

Arts & Culture

Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center to re-open in June

Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center

Food & Drink

Parks on Tap will return for summer 2020

Parks on Tap


Delaware officials investigating possible shark attack at Herring Point

Cape Henlopen State Park


Is it safe to go to the shore this summer?

COVID-19 Beach Safety