It might have been one of the rainiest Love Your Park Weeks to date, but that didn’t stop Park Friends Groups from showing love for their neighborhood parks this year! More than 100 parks participated in the week-long celebration of Philadelphia parks, welcoming hundreds of volunteers to clean and green public spaces. On top of that, Park Friends Groups hosted 55 events all week long, from bird walks in Cobbs Creek Park to plant identification hikes in the Wissahickon.
Relive the love for Philly parks via these 10 great #loveyourpark photos shared on Twitter and Instagram.
Missed out on Love Your Park Week? There are a handful of rescheduled events taking place this week and weekend! And be sure to save the date for the Love Your Park Fall Service Day on November 10, 2018!
— WilliamPennFdn (@WilliamPennFdn) May 12, 2018
— Moyamensing Point (@MoyaPoint) May 20, 2018
Yesterday our Philly office participated in Love Your Park Week. We helped a number of other volunteers from Friends of FDR in cleaning up FDR Park in South Philadelphia. #loveyourpark #myphillypark #fdrpark #fairmountparks #volunteer #volunteering pic.twitter.com/lOWxmHAMzF
— PromptWorks (@PromptWorks) May 18, 2018
We had a great time cleaning and greening Philadelphia’s Fisher Park as part of @myphillypark‘s #LoveYourPark Week. Learn more about this “hidden gem” of a park at https://t.co/gcilPgzqvV pic.twitter.com/gT4WXfHI8b
— Chubb North America (@ChubbNA) May 18, 2018
— Exit Design (@exploreexit) May 15, 2018
— jennifer kates (@jenniferkates) May 12, 2018
?LOVE YOUR PARK WEEK? Helping our local community by throwing out needles, plastic bottles, styrofoam, straws, cigarette butts, candy wrappers, and much more before they kill wildlife and plants in #Fishtown’s Penn Treaty Park. . #sustainablephl #loveyourpark #philadelphia #sustainability #zerowaste #saynotoplastic #ecofriendly
We had a great time cleaning McPherson Square Park on Saturday! Thanks to @kensingtonneighbors @block_gives_back @philaparkandrec @jdogjunkremoval and all the other volunteers that made the day such a success! #community #spring #springcleaning #parksandrec #parks #philly #loveyourpark #phl #whyilovephilly #philadelphia
Parks matter – They provide a space for people to interact with one another. When members of a community take pride in their spaces, that pride becomes contagious and spreads to everyone! // #LoveYourPark Week #BuildTheBestPHL LYP Week is coordinated by Fairmount Park Conservancy and Phila Parks & Rec.