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Greater & Greener 2022 Conference

An International Urban Parks Conference comes to Philadelphia, PA, June 18-21, 2022.


Friday, June 17, 2022 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022


8:00pm - 7:59pm


Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
201 N 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Greater & Greener is the premier event for anyone who cares about urban parks. This year’s Greater & Greener Conference is packed with hands-on, exploratory workshops and tours that showcase Philadelphia’s approach to urban parks and inclusive civic spaces. You’ll explore the best of our 10,200 acres of parkland, watersheds, and more than 300 neighborhood parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, and public spaces. We’ll go behind the scenes to see how the city built equity in seam neighborhoods, adapted historic sites for everyday use, repurposed and revitalized underused civic spaces, and established and leveraged public-private partnerships, using parks as a community and economic driver.

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Volunteers needed!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Greater & Greener Conference, providing welcome assistance, key information, and general guidance to all Conference participants and guests. Whether assisting with indoor breakout sessions, outdoor mobile workshops and tours, helping with event registration, or providing general support to Conference organizers, our Volunteers are the face of the Conference and will serve as the foundation upon which the success of Greater & Greener 2022 will be built.

Volunteer shifts can range from 4 hours to a full day for one to all four days.

Volunteer Perks:

  • Greater & Greener T-Shirt
  • A complimentary membership valued at $50 to the Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Swag provided by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • Volunteer Conference Discount
  • Meet and network with 1,000 urban park leaders, city planning and design professionals

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Philadelphia is a once-industrial city, rich in history, that has reimagined itself for the future through its parks and open spaces.

Birthplace of America and a city of firsts, Philadelphia embodies founder William Penn’s vision for a “green country town.” Its 10,200 acres of parkland include seven large watershed parks and more than 300 neighborhood parks, playgrounds, and recreation centers, public spaces that have played central roles in its development and resurgence in more recent times. Join over 1,000 park leaders from around the world as we explore the future of Philadelphia’s parks – driven by a 21st-century vision grounded in equity, access, and sustainability – and the creative ways the city is evolving to meet the needs of its diverse communities.