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Weekly Yoga at Lemon Hill

Enjoy weekly yoga classes at Lemon Hill this summer on Saturdays from June 27th – September 19th (please note there is no class on July 4th).

Date

June 27, 2015


Time

9:00am - 10:00am


Location

Lemon Hill
3298 Sedgley Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130


 These all-levels classes will be from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM and will be led by a rotation of three local teachers; Emile Sorger from Amrita Yoga, Nicole Taylor from Studio 34,  and Justine Bacon from Philly Yoga Factory.

Presented by The Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and MM Partners.

  • Please bring your own yoga mat, water and sunscreen!
  • $10 suggested donation per class for non-members, FREE for members of the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy starts at $35 and helps support our work in Philly’s parks.
  • Please direct all questions to shirschler@fairmountparkconservancy.org
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Getting to Lemon Hill

We encourage participants to walk, bike or take public transit to Lemon Hill where possible. Parking is available along Sedgley Drive.

BUS Nearby bus service via bus routes: 7, 32, 48. More info at SEPTA.org

About Lemon Hill

Lemon Hill mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt, a prosperous Philadelphia merchant. Surrounded by extensive gardens, the mansion was one of more than a dozen similar summer homes in the Philadelphia area.

Fairmount Park was officially founded in 1855 when the Lemon Hill estate was dedicated as a public park. Support came from 2,400 citizens who signed a petition urging the purchase of Lemon Hill. During the 1840s and 1850s, the City rented the house to various tenants, including a concessionaire who operated a beer garden.

The park was created to protect the city’s water supply from the growing industry along the river. In addition to clean water, park supporters were interested in establishing public park grounds because they believed it was vital to both the physical and psychological health of Philadelphians.