For media inquiries, please contact Fairmount Park Conservancy’s communications consultant Sharene Azimi at 646-784-5547 or via email. During business hours you may also call the Conservancy’s office at 215.988.9334.

 


In the News

KYW News Radio

October 3, 2018
City welcomes LGBTQ couples to marry, renew vows for National Coming Out Day
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The Philadelphia Inquirer

September 20, 2018
Your yard, street or park could get free trees thanks to a $1.1 million expansion to Philly program
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PlanPhilly

September 19, 2018
Fairmount Park gave artists the keys to a historic mansion. One year later, they aren’t leaving.
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South Philly Review

September 1, 2018
Fairmount Park Conservancy seeks artists for FDR Park
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PhillyVoice.com

August 14, 2018
Programming and food trucks to return to redesigned LOVE Park
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Philly.com

August 14, 2018
Couples can now get married in front of the LOVE sculpture in LOVE Park
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Philly.com

August 2, 2018
8 hidden gems in Fairmount Park that welcome you to get out and play
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NBC10

July 20, 2018
The Oval’s colorful transformation
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Philadelphia Inquirer

July 19, 2018
What does eviction of Jay-Z’s Made in America mean for the Parkway?
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Philadelphia Inquirer

July 18, 2018
‘The Oval’ for 2018 opens Friday, and one key Parkway road closes
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UWISHUNU

July 10, 2018
The Oval+ is back and bigger than ever, July 20-August 19
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PlanPhilly

July 10, 2018
What if it rained? How a rec center changed one life, and could change more
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South Philly Review

July 9, 2018
FDR Master Plan seeks community input
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NBC10

July 5, 2018
The Oval+ to expand park space into Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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Philly Mag

June 29, 2018
Eakins Oval is getting a ‘family friendly’ extension for summer
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Curbed Philly

June 28, 2018
Oval+ returning with plans to expand into Parkway
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PlanPhilly/WHYY

June 27, 2018
In Common: The Oval stretches car-free play onto the Parkway this summer
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PhillyVoice

June 26, 2018
This is when The Oval+ will return to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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PhillyVoice

June 22, 2018
Pew Center hands out nearly $9M in grants to bolster Philly’s cultural scene
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PhillyVoice

June 21, 2018
Check out renderings of the upcoming Fairmount Park project
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Philadelphia Business Journal

June 15, 2018
‘Park within a park’ makes its West Philadelphia debut
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Philadelphia Inquirer

June 14, 2018
$5 million improvement to Fairmount Park could signal revival in Parkside
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CBS Philly

June 13, 2018
Phase 1 of Centennial Commons opens to public
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KYW News Radio

June 13, 2018
Centennial Commons opens on site of nation’s first world fair
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6ABC

June 13, 2018
Fairmount Park’s Centennial Commons has been transformed
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Curbed Philly

June 13, 2018
Centennial Commons opens, phase 2 plans announced
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PlanPhilly

June 13, 2018
In Common: Centennial Commons carves out space for East Parkside neighbors to connect
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6ABC

May 31, 2018
We Walk Philly aims to get Philly fit and active
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PlanPhilly

May 24, 2018
In Common: Finding a new LOVE
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PlanPhilly

May 24, 2018
Philly gains ground in national park ranking
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PlanPhilly

May 17, 2018
3 cool things to do in Philadelphia parks this weekend
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Fox29

May 12, 2018
Volunteers celebrate Philadelphia parks
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Philadelphia Style

May 10, 2018
11th Annual Centennial Celebration
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PATCH Philadelphia

May 9, 2018
Treetop Obstacle, Zip-Line Course Opens May 12 In Fairmount Park
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Philly Mag

May 8, 2018
Beer Gardens in Philadelphia: The 2018 Lineup
Read more


6ABC

April 30, 2018
Fernhill Park in Germantown got some much-needed T.L.C. Monday
Read more


Be Well Philly

April 17, 2018
Over 50 free events are planned for Love Your Park Week
Read more


PhillyVoice

April 12, 2018
Volunteer at your favorite Philly green space during Love Your Park Week in May
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Metro Philly

March 29, 2018
Here’s how to get a free tree in Philly
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TimeOut Philly

March 22, 2018
Here’s the full 2018 Parks on Tap schedule
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PhillyVoice

March 22, 2018
Parks on Tap 2018: Here’s the full schedule for the traveling beer garden
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Philadelphia Inquirer

March 22, 2018
Parks on Tap: Locations, schedule for summer 2018
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PlanPhilly

March 21, 2018
A plan for rebirth in South Philly’s FDR Park
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Philadelphia Business Journal

March 20, 2018
Master plan to be developed to restore South Philadelphia’s FDR Park
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PhillyVoice

March 19, 2018
Major revitalization planned for South Philly’s FDR Park
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Curbed Philly

March 19, 2018
To remake Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park as ‘urban oasis,’ officials seek local input
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BeWellPhilly

March 19, 2018
Here’s where you can still get a Broad Street Run bib–and partake in some fun training runs
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Philadelphia Magazine

March 13, 2018
How to get a free tree for your property in Philly
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Philadelphia Inquirer

March 12, 2018
How to get a free tree for your Philly home
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BeWellPhilly

March 8, 2018
19 Spring and Summer CSA Programs in Philadelphia for Farm-Fresh Produce All Season Long
Visit


PhillyVoice

March 1, 2018
Get a bouquet every week from Carousel House Farm’s new CSA program
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PHL17

February 23, 2018
Why were hundreds of trees cut down in Fairmount Park?
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Reimagining the Civic Commons

February 14, 2018
Best friends of the parks
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Hidden City

February 14, 2018
Replicas of William Rush Originals Return to Fairmount Water Works
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2017


Be Well Philly

December 7, 2017
This Greenhouse Yoga Series Will Make Your Forget It’s Winter
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CBS Philadelphia

November 30, 2017
Historic Homes of Fairmount Park Decorated for the Holidays
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NBC 10

November 30, 2017
‘A Very Philly Christmas’ in Fairmount Park
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CBS Philadelphia

November 28, 2017
Historic Homes in Philadelphia Get Festive Makeover for Holiday Season
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PlanPhilly

November 21, 2017
As city waits on soda tax ruling, private sector pours on support for Rebuild
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Philly Voice

November 17, 2017
Buy a piece of the old LOVE Park
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Next City

November 6, 2017
$3.28 million will help Philly community groups plan for public space makeovers
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CBS Philadelphia

November 4, 2017
Thousands hit parks across Philadelphia for “Love Your Park” Service Day
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Philadelphia Inquirer

November 3, 2017
Knight Foundation to give $3 million to neighborhood groups
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University City Review

October 25, 2017
Fairmount Park Conservancy names Jamie Gauthier as Executive Director
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Generocity

October 10, 2017
Power Moves: Jamie Gauthier and Cynthia Roberts
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Billy Penn

September 7, 2017
Run the Fairmount Park Trail Joe Frazier Made Famous
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PhillyVoice

August 30, 2017
Philly becomes first U.S. city to map urban trails on Google Street View
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Philadelphia Inquirer

July 23, 2017
Parkway’s pop-up Oval+ is cool place to chill
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Curbed Philly

July 20, 2017
Photos: The Oval+ on the Parkway returns for fifth and best year yet
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Philadelphia Inquirer

July 13, 2017
It’s your Parkway, tell us what you want to see there
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Philly Voice

July 13, 2017
The winning Diner en Blanc Philly charity bid will make you cry tears of joy
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PlanPhilly

July 6, 2017
Plus ca change: Once again, the Oval+ temporarily puts the ‘park’ in the Ben Franklin Parkway
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Generocity

June 30, 2017
Fairmount Park Conservancy has a new head as of July 1: Jamie Gauthier
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Huffington Post

June 12, 2017
The Oval+ is Philadelphia’s own “Avenue des Champs-Elysees”
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Philadelphia Inquirer

May 25, 2017
7 Ways to Spend Memorial Day Outside
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uwishunu

May 24, 2017
Tonight Picks: Parks on Tap
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Philadelphia Inquirer

May 18, 2017
Parks on Tap comes out smoking for 2017
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Curbed Philly

May 18, 2017
All 20 Parks on Tap locations, mapped
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Fox Philadelphia

May 17, 2017
Parks on Tap at neighborhood parks, May 17-Oct. 1
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CBS Philly

May 17, 2017
Philadelphia kicks off second annual Parks on Tap program
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Newsworks

May 17, 2017
Weekly Entertainment Guide
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uwishunu

May 10, 2017
10+ Ways to Celebrate LOVE Your Park Week
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Billy Penn

May 10, 2017
Parks on Tap 2017: Austin-style Texas barbecue is this year’s menu
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Food & Wine

May 9, 2017
20 Memorial Day Weekend Getaways and Daytrips Across the Country
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Philadelphia Style

May 8, 2017
Parks on Tap returns, just in time for summer
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BeWellPhilly

May 5, 2017
Discover Hidden Gems of Philly Parks with these Guided Hikes
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Hidden City

May 4, 2017
Centennial Commons Puts Community Back into the Park
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PlanPhilly

April 21, 2017
‘Centennial Commons’ partners break ground on new Parkside park project
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Curbed Philly

April 21, 2017
Parkside Neighborhood Edge, 1st phase of Centennial Commons, breaks ground
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Lonely Planet

February 17, 2017
Philadelphia’s traveling beer garden will visit 20 city parks this summer
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PlanPhilly

February 16, 2017
Giving arts a seat at the community development table
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Philadelphia Inquirer

February 10, 2017
People on the Move – Jamie Gauthier and Adela Park
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Philly Voice

February 9, 2017
Parks on Tap will return this summer
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Curbed Philly

February 9, 2017
Parks on Tap returns to Philly parks in May
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Philadelphia Inquirer

February 9, 2017
Parks on Tap, the pop-up beer garden series, returning even bigger in 2017
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Philadelphia Tribune

February 7, 2017
Fairmount Park agency makes two new hires
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Philadelphia Business Journal

January 31, 2017
Women on the move: Jamie Gauthier
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Philadelphia Business Journal

January 31, 2017
Women on the move: Adela Park
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2016


Philadelphia Magazine

December 12, 2016
Greenhouse Yoga is Back in West Fairmount Park
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Newsworks

November 30, 2016
Weekly Entertainment Guide – a Very Philly Christmas
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PlanPhilly

November 17, 2016
Letitia House to Become Centennial Parkside CDC’s headquarters
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West Philly Local

November 9, 2016
Mayor to visit Malcolm X, a signature ‘Love Your Park’ site, on Saturday
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Philly Voice

November 4, 2016
Pop-up group run ends at the new Whole Foods
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Philadelphia Inquirer

November 3, 2016
Peco hands out $160k for green programs
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Philadelphia Magazine

November 2, 2016
There’s a free group run this weekend
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6abc Action News

October 27, 2016
Art of Aging: Senior Strut
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Philly Voice

October 22, 2016
Philly hopes to expand pop-up beer garden program next summer
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Newsworks

October 21, 2016
Palazzo on the Parkway has a coming out party
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Philebrity

October 14, 2016
Look at these utterly delightful & perfectly weird Fairmount Park birdhouses
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Broad Street Review

October 11, 2016
DesignPhiladelphia’s ‘home’ includes birds of Fairmount Park
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Philadelphia Inquirer

October 7, 2016
How to get a free tree in Philly for your yard this fall
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Philadelphia Inquirer

October 3, 2016
Fairmount Park named one of America’s Great Public Spaces
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PlanPhilly

September 26, 2016
Meet Rick Magder, Fairmount Park Conservancy’s new director
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Philadelphia Magazine

September 19, 2016
See a lightshow at Boathouse Row during this free festival
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Generocity

September 12, 2016
Philly is sharing its best practices for creating equitable public space with 4 other cities
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CityLab

September 8, 2016
Creating Sustainable Cities by ‘Reimagining the Civic Commons’
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Philly Voice

September 7, 2016
Boathouse Row to put on light show during free street festival
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Philadelphia Citizen

August 19, 2016
Beer to the Rescue: Philly’s Parks on Tap has revived interest in some city parks. Now the city of Memphis has stolen the idea for its own civic purpose
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Philadelphia Inquirer

August 17, 2016
Peco hands out $160k for green programs
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PlanPhilly

August 16, 2016
Fall construction start for Centennial Commons park ‘porches’ in West Parkside
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PlanPhilly

August 15, 2016
Fairmount Park Conservancy launches new guide for enjoying Fairmount Park
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Philadelphia Magazine

August 15, 2016
The Ultimate Fairmount Park Bucket List
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Philly Voice

July 19, 2016
Kayak series explores the Schuylkill River
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Newsworks

July 13, 2016
Weekly Entertainment Guide – The Oval
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Philadelphia Weekly

July 13, 2016
Opening Day at The Oval
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PlanPhilly

July 13, 2016
Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016
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Philadelphia Inquirer

July 1, 2016
Pop-up Beer Garden Series Coming to Fairmount Park
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Philadelphia Magazine

June 22, 2016
Fairmount Park Conservancy Lands Award-Winning Executive Director
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Philadelphia Inquirer

June 21, 2016
Fairmount Park Conservancy Names New Leader
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Philly Voice

June 21, 2016
Fairmount Park Conservancy taps new executive director
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PlanPhilly

June 21, 2016
“The Oval” pop-up park returns for a fourth year
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Philebrity

May 31, 2016
This Minute in Your Pop-Up Park/Beer Garden Immediate Future
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Curbed Philly

May 31, 2016
The Oval Returns to Benjamin Franklin Parkway in July
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Philadelphia Magazine

May 24, 2016
Recreation Dept. and Fairmount Park Tap Avram Hornik for Parks on Tap
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Philadelphia Business Journal

May 24, 2016
Morgan’s Pier owner to run mobile pop-up beer gardens at 14 parks
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Cherry Hill Courier Post

May 24, 2016
Mobile beer garden to debut this summer in Philadelphia
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Eater Philly

May 24, 2016
Morgan’s Pier Owner to Run Beer Garden Pop-Ups  in City Parks this Summer
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NBC 10 Philadelphia

May 24, 2016
Morgan’s Pier Owner to Run Mobile Pop-Up Beer Gardens at 14 Parks
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Philadelphia Inquirer

May 24, 2016
City parks to host 14 traveling beer gardens this summer
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Billy Penn

May 23, 2016
Parks on Tap: Philly Picks Morgan’s Pier Owner to Run Pop-Up Beer Gardens
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Philadelphia Magazine

May 22, 2016
The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Google Trekker is Wandering Our Woods
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The Philadelphia Inquirer

May 17, 2016
Two hikers capturing Philly Parks for Google
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Philly Voice

May 16, 2016
Fairmount Park to be mapped out on Google Street View
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Hidden City Philadelphia

May 12, 2016
Fairmount Park First Major Urban Park System to get Google Street View
Treatment
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Philadelphia Magazine

May 12, 2016
The Guided Trail Runs That Will Get You Off Kelly Drive This Summer
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Philebrity

May 11, 2016
The Reimagining of City Commons Honors William Penn’s Original Vision of Philadelphia
View


Philly Voice

May 9, 2016
Connor Barwin plants a tree named “Bud” in Fishtown
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CBS Philadelphia

May 9, 2016
Connor Barwin Helps Philadelphia Promote Tree Giveaway Program
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The Philadelphia Citizen

May 5, 2016
LOVE Your Park Week starts Saturday with a citywide cleanup—and continues with park-celebrating events all week
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Philly Voice

April 13, 2016
Go on a guided hike through Fairmount Park with a history lesson
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Flying Kite

March 22, 2016
After Hidden City, Any Progress for Germantown’s Town Hall?
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Flying Kite

March 22, 2016
Pop-up Beer Gardens Coming to Philly Parks this Summer
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Philadelphia Magazine

March 21, 2016
Discover Hidden Wonders in Fairmount Park with This Guided Hiking Series
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Philadelphia Magazine

March 18, 2016
Philly Was Chosen to Host an International Parks Conference
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Philadelphia Magazine

March 9, 2016
Guided Trail Runs Through the Belmont Plateau Trails Are Back
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Philadelphia Neighborhoods

January 19, 2016
Hunting Park: Revitalization Project Helps Increase Public Safety
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Philly Voice

January 5, 2016
Fairmount’s Horticulture Center used for yoga this winter
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Curbed

January 4, 2016
5 Beautiful Architectural Spaces in Philly Where You Can Work Out This Winter
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2015

Curbed

January 4, 2016
5 Beautiful Architectural Spaces in Philly Where You Can Work Out This Winter
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2015


December 21, 2015
The Plant-Filled Yoga Series That Will Eliminate All Traces of the Winter Blues
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Philadelphia Neighborhoods

December 10, 2015
Hunting Park: Community Organizers Aim to Bring Healthy Food to the Park
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Fairmount Park Conservancy

December 7, 2015
An important announcement
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Philly Mag

December 2, 2015
10 Things You Never Knew About the Fairmount Park Mansions
View


Uwishunu

December 1, 2015
10+ Holiday Happenings Not To Miss This Week In Philadelphia
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Be Well Philly

November 19, 2015
It’s On: Holiday Running Tour of Fairmount Park’s Decked-Out Historic Houses
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6 ABC

November 24, 2015
Pre-Christmas Party In Rittenhouse
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Philly.com

November 24, 2015
A traditional holiday celebration – with hula hoops
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Philly Chit Chat

October 27, 2015
Pictorial: Fairmount Park Conservancy’s 4th Glow in the Park
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6 ABC

October 22, 2015
GLOW in the Park Benefits Fairmount Park
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Philly Mag

October 19, 2015
17 Things to Do in Philly This Week
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Philly.com

August 31, 2015
Fairmount Park Conservancy gets $3 million grant
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6 ABC

August 10, 2015
Art Splash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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6 ABC

July 31, 2015
Ice skating and more: Christmas in July on Eakins Oval
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Courier-Post

July 29, 2015
Pop-up parks add to Philly summer fun
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The Times Leader

July 24, 2015
Philadelphia beer gardens are in full bloom
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PA Environment Digest

July 22, 2015
2 Local Keep PA Beautiful Affiliates Receive Community Tree Planting Grants
View


Philadelphia Family Magazine

July 15, 2015
The Oval Opens July 15 for a Summer Season of Fun
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CBS Philly

July 7, 2015
Hear Philly: Family Fun And Wellness Returns To The Oval This Summer
View


Hidden City Philadelphia

June 23, 2015
Building Trails From The Past To The Future In Fairmount Park
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Philadelphia Style Magazine

June 22, 2015
Meet the People Who Maintain Fairmount Park
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Philly.com

May 17, 2015
Cause & Celebration: Fairmount Centennial Celebration
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Philly.com

May 15, 2015
Fairmount Park Conservancy Centennial Celebration
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Flying Kite

May 12, 2015
beer, zumba, art, science and more transform the oval this summer
View


Philly Mag

May 8, 2015
Fairmount Park Conservancy 8th Annual Centennial Celebration
View


NewsWorks

May 6, 2015
Weekly Entertainment Guide – Mom, Music & May Fair
View


Flying Kite

May 6, 2015
A major merger supports big plans in fairmount park
View


Generocity

May 4, 2015
Quick Guides: Love Your Park This Week
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Philadelphia Magazine

May 4, 2015
The Saucer and the Fountain(s) Will Live on at New LOVE Park
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Generocity

April 30, 2015
Behind the Merger of Two Fairmount Park Nonprofits
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NewsWorks

April 29, 2015
2015 Broad Street Run to benefit a beloved cross country course
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Philadelphia Inquirer

April 21, 2015
One Fairmount Park booster better than two
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Philadelphia Business Journal

April 20, 2015
Two non-profits announce merger
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Philadelphia Magazine

April 15, 2015
Eakins Oval Kicks Off With a Giant Light-Up Exhibit
View


Plan Philly/Newsworks

March 16, 2015
Reimagining the Civic Commons: $11 million in foundation grants announced for five parks
View


Philadelphia Inquirer

March 17, 2015
Foundations Partnering to Enable Railroad Viaduct Park
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Philadelphia Business Journal

March 16, 2015
William Penn, Knight foundations donate $11M for public space project
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Philadelphia Tribune

March 17, 2015
Foundations invest millions into park projects
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Newsworks/Northwest Philadelphia

March 16, 2015
Lovett Library Renovation boosted by additional funds
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Curbed

March 17, 2015
Philly as a Test Kitchen
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Philebrity

March 17, 2015
Today’s Good News
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Philadelphia Magazine

March 16, 2015
5 Philly Parks Get Boost in Funding
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Uwishunu

March 17, 2015
Awesome Development News: Reimagining the Civic Commons to Establish Philadelphia as a Laboratory for Urban Space Development
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Yahoo

March 16, 2015
Elevated Park, 4 other Philadelphia Projects Get Funding
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Fox Business (national)

March 16, 2015
Philadelphia Public Spaces get Nonprofit Aid
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Times Herald

March 16, 2015
Foundations Give 11 million for Philadelphia Projects
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NBC10

March 16, 2015
$11M Plan to Spruce Up Fairmount Park Includes High Line, Outward Bound Plans
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6ABC/WPVI Elevated Park

March 16, 2015
4 Other Philadelphia Projects Get Funding
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Philly.com

January 21, 2015
LOVE Park Redesign: Park Officials explore Public Suggestions for LOVE Park Redesign Process
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Philly.com

January 21, 2015
LOVE Park Redesign: Park Officials explore Public Suggestions for LOVE Park Redesign Process
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The Philadelphia Metro

Eastside Meets Westside: Linking Fairmount Park
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Daily News

City’s first Pumptrack Opens in West Philadelphia
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CBS Philly

Summertime Pop-Up Park Reopens in Eakins Oval
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GridPhilly.com

Hunting Park to Set Example for Fixing Food Scarcity Problems
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NBCPhiladelphia.com

Philly’s Tree Giveaway Ends Soon
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NewsWorks.com

Where to Volunteer for Love Your Park Day in NW Philly
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GreenPhillyBlog.com

2nd Annual Love Your Park Week Returns to Philly
View


CSNPhilly.com

Vick Gives $200K to Renovate Youth Football Field
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Philebrity.com

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: TreePhilly is Back!
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Metro.us

Only 10 Days Left to Register for a Free Yard Tree through TreePhilly
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UWishUNu.com

The 2nd Annual Glow in the Park Event Makes its way to FDR Park
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