This Walk and Talk has been canceled due to inclement weather of rain and snow.
Saturday, March 12, 2022
9:30am - 11:30am
FDR Park Boathouse
1500 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Join Maura McCarthy, Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Executive Director and Justin DiBerardinis, FDR Park Manager, for a series of “Walk and Talks” at FDR Park.
Exciting changes are coming to FDR Park over the next several years as part of the FDR Park Plan. Join us for an approximately 2 hour tour (with many stops) to learn more about how the FDR Park Plan’s two main zones; the Ecological Core and Urban Edge will balance nature, water, and human activity into one unified, climate resilient system.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:
- This event will be capped. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.
- Vaccinated attendees are encouraged to wear mask. If you have NOT been vaccinated, you MUST mask for the duration of the event.
- If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.
About Maura McCarthy
Maura joined Fairmount Park Conservancy as its Executive Director in November of 2019.
For the 13 years prior, Maura was executive director of Friends of the Wissahickon, Philadelphia’s only professionally staffed Park Friends group, harnessing over 10,000 hours of volunteer engagement each year to support a National Recreation Trail and an 1,800-acre National Natural Landmark.
A native to the Philadelphia region, McCarthy has a strong record of public service. She currently serves on the Green City, Clean Waters Steering Committee for Philadelphia Water Department and was a member of Mayor Jim Kenney’s Transition Team on Environment & Sustainability.
She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University. She also received a Certificate in Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Be sure to wear sturdy, walking shoes (prepare for mud), bring your own water and tag your photos with #myphillypark. Kids are welcome and do not need a ticket.