Let’s Go: My Philly Park is a special digital series produced by NBC10 that highlights all of the amazing things to do, see, and explore in Philly’s Parks!
Produced by NBC10 in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Let’s Go: My Philly Park features 10 episodes that encourage viewers to explore Philly’s Parks, from taking a ride on the Philly Pumptrack in West Fairmount Park to running the winding and wild trails of the Philadelphia park system.
EPISODE 1: PHILLY PUMPTRACK
Tucked behind the Mann Center in Philadelphia’s West Philadelphia neighborhood, there’s a home for BMX lovers to hone their skills. The Philly Pumptrack is free and open to all. Men and kids are regulars, but a growing group of women have taken to the track. Katy Zachry jumps on a bike and shows us what its all about.
Hidden trails snake through parts of Fairmount Park giving runners a chance to get back to nature as they hit racing milestones. One trail, The Trolley Trail, follows the path of a defunct trolley line that took visitors to an amusement park tucked deep inside the park. The other trail, the Boxers’ Trail has ties to boxing legends Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. It’s the perfect challenge with a dash of history for local adventurers. Let’s Go!
episode 3: Ziplining in Climbing Philly's treetops
A walk in the forest is so pedestrian. How about taking an adventure 60 feet above the ground among the treetops? You can test your strength (and nerves) at a special spot deep in West Fairmount Park. Katy Zachry takes us on a treetop quest. Let’s Go!
*Bonus: members of Fairmount Park Conservancy at the $50-level+ can enjoy a 20% discount at Treetop Quest!
episode 4: how beer help's philly's parks
Local beer in your local park: Is there really anything better? Parks on Tap, the traveling community beer garden that gives back, has blossomed into a warm-weather tradition for our neighborhood parks. Miguel Martinez-Valle explores how a special beer is created just for this weekly event and learns how enjoying a beer at this event can better your neighborhood.
Episode 5: The Oval+
Each summer, Eakins Oval and part of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is transformed into a family-friendly oasis featuring games, art, music, fitness, and good food and drinks. The Oval+ won’t disappoint. Miguel Martinez-Valle checks out some of the free fun things you can do and even takes on an intense kickboxing class. The Oval+ is a yearly program that runs from mid-July through mid-August.