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5 simple ways to give back to Philly’s parks this holiday season

by Melissa Romero on December 9, 2019

With the holiday season officially in full swing, chances are you might be thinking of ways to give back. If you love Philly’s parks, consider this your guide to supporting them! Here are five ways to give back to Philly’s parks and the Conservancy’s work to bring parks to life. Thank you so much for your support!

1. Make a tax-deductible donation to our annual appeal

Your support of the Conservancy will help us bring these exciting projects to life:

Plus our everyday work to:

Please click here to make a donation through our website.

2. Experience The Present at Christmas Village at LOVE Park

The Present is back at LOVE Park this year during the Christmas Village! At The Present, parkgoers can make a donation to Philly’s parks (Fairmount Park Conservancy) and to help the homeless (Project HOME), simply by dipping their credit card into the DipJars at the Present. Then, watch as The Present lights up in dazzling colors! Bank of America will generously match up to $5,000 for each cause.

3. Give the gift of membership to Fairmount Park Conservancy


Getting someone a unique, experiential gift this holiday season is just a few clicks away. From membership to a new 2020 Fairmount Park calendar to a cozy sweatshirt we’ve got some great gifts that give back to Philly’s parks. For delivery in time for the holidays, please place your order by the week of December 9th. To order a gift membership, fill out this form and select “I would like this to be a gift” under Additional Information.

4. Visit the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

Six decked-out historic park mansions in Fairmount Park have opened their doors for holiday treats, crafts and performances during A Very Philly Christmas throughout the entire month of December. Check out all of the festive happenings here. Proceeds from A Very Philly Christmas go to support the ongoing programming and preservation of the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park.

5. Lend a hand at your neighborhood park

Save the Date: The next citywide Love Your Park Service Day is in May 2019! Don’t want to wait that long to show some love for your park? Join us and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for monthly volunteer cleanups throughout the year: The next one is Saturday, December 14th at Cobbs Creek Park. Register here.

Want to support your neighborhood park year-round? Get involved with your neighborhood’s Park Friends Group! Find your group here and learn how you can lend a hand.