In accordance with the guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to mitigate community spread of COVID-19, Fairmount Park Conservancy is postponing our 13th Annual Centennial Celebration on May 14th.
While we were eagerly anticipating celebrating Philly parks with you this spring, our focus is on prioritizing the safety and well-being of Conservancy staff, partners, and community members at this time.
We will continue to provide updates in the coming weeks and appreciate your understanding during this time.
At this year’s Centennial Celebration, we are thrilled to honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and support for our beloved park system.
This year’s honorees include:
for their 1Thing initiative which encourages employees and listeners to be active stewards of the environment.
John K. Binswanger Park Champion:
Friends of FDR Park
for their continued commitment to our work in revitalizing one of the city’s most cherished parks.
The John Binswanger Park Champion Award was established in 2012 in honor of Fairmount Park Conservancy Founder and Chairman, John Binswanger. The award recognizes individuals who reflect Fairmount Park Conservancy’s purpose to “champion” Philadelphia’s Parks and who demonstrate leadership, generosity, and commitment to transform parks into extraordinary places for safe and healthy recreation. “Park Champions” serve as role models for our city’s youth and share in Fairmount Park Conservancy’s belief that parks can be catalysts for positive change in communities and that better parks make better neighborhoods and ultimately a great city.
Through our unique public/private partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and park stewardship groups throughout the city, the Conservancy works each day to preserve Philadelphia’s green space, promote its cultural heritage, and transform the civic landscape of our city. Your support will directly contribute to our efforts to create and enhance parks that are catalysts for positive change in our city.
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View photos from our 2019 Centennial Celebration below