This time last year, more than 100 park volunteer groups were planning cleanup days and special events in many of Philadelphia’s parks. While that’s not possible this year, we want you to know your parks are still here for you.
This year, Love Your Park Week, the annual springtime celebration of Philly parks, encourages Philadelphians to celebrate from the comfort and safety of their homes with Love Your Park @ Home from Saturday, May 9 to Sunday, May 17. Each day, Love Your Park @ Home, hosted by Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, will offer free park-themed activities for the whole family, from virtual bike and history tours to gardening tutorials and much more.
Love Your Park @ Home kicks off on May 9th, but you can still get ready to celebrate Philly parks in the coming days!
1. Purchase a special edition Love Your Park T-shirt: Show off your neighborhood park pride by purchasing a limited edition “Here for Philly Parks” T-shirt ($20/each) from local screen-printer Wider Awake. Half of proceeds raised from the T-shirt sales will support the Love Your Park program. Purchase by 2pm on May 1 to receive T-shirts in time for Love Your Park @ Home. Purchase T-shirts here.
2. Toast to Philly parks with the Love Your Park Pale Ale: Love Your Park Pale Ale by Mainstay Independent Brewing Company is the beer that gives back to Philly’s parks. Once sold exclusively at the traveling community beer garden known as Parks on Tap, the new 2020 Love Your Park Pale Ale will be available for purchase via the beer delivery service Biermi.com starting May 4. A portion of the proceeds raised from Love Your Park Pale Ale supports Philadelphia’s parks.
3. Show your support from home with a Love Your Park screenprint: In addition to the Love Your Park T-Shirt, you can also show your park pride with a limited edition “Philly Parks Need Friends” poster ($20) to hang in your window during Love Your Park Week @ Home. Half of proceeds raised will go to support the Love Your Park program. Link to purchase poster here. Have a printer at home? You can also download the digital version to print here.
4. Donate to Fairmount Park Conservancy: Fairmount Park Conservancy is the non-profit champion of Philly parks. Donations to the Conservancy go to support its mission to bring parks to life by improving and stewarding Philadelphia’s parks, enhancing their historic and cultural assets, and supporting the communities they serve. Donate here.