Playground Pop-Up: Outdoor Olympics with Music Play Patrol

Celebrate summer with a series of movement-based programming at the Anna C. Verna Playground in FDR Park!


Saturday, July 20


9:30 am - 11:30 am


Anna C. Verna Playground

Anna C. Verna Playground
Picnic Area #2 at FDR Park
Philadelphia PA, 19145

Get your body moving with an Olympic-themed program with Fairmount Park Conservancy and Music Play Patrol at the Anna C. Verna Playground on Saturday, July 20 from 9:30–11:30 AM. The Olympics are around the corner so join us to celebrate with a series of fun games and exercises…and even leave with your own medal. Let the games begin!

Launched in 2010 by musician/educator Frank Coates, Music Play Patrol (MPP) was founded based on one concept – that children, no matter where they come from or which school district they attend, should have access to a high-quality educational experience. MPP provides music as well as sports education to schools, summer camps, festivals/events, and more. 

Read more about the Anna C. Verna Playground here.

(all events are from 9:30-11:30 AM, unless noted otherwise)

–Tuesday, July 2: Storytime with the Free Library
–Saturday, July 20: Outdoor Olympics with Music Play Patrol
–Tuesday, August 6: Yoga Storytime with Tula Yoga (9:30-10:15 and 10:30-11:15 space is limited, registration required)
–Saturday, August 17: Field Games with Kidokinetics


  • Families are welcome to drop in anytime between 9:30-11:30 AM.
  • All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pop-up events are entirely outside so please dress for the weather.

The Anna C. Verna Playground is located across from the Olmstead Overlook. There is plenty of free parking near the playground. As always, never leave valuables in your car! If traveling by public transit, use SEPTA to travel to Broad Street Line’s NRG Station (last stop). The nearest Indego bike station is at Broad and Pattison.

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