8 fun fall things to do in Philly’s parks

by Melissa Romero on September 23, 2019

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Experience In Motion, In Place


In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park debuts in Philadelphia from September 24-29. This series of free performances will take place on the rooftops surrounding Logan Circle, on the grounds of Mount Pleasant Mansion, and on the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir at the Discovery Center.

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Parks on Tap at Strawberry Mansion Bridge

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Cheers to the final Parks on Tap


Cheers for brews with views at the final Parks on Tap of the season at Strawberry Mansion Bridge! The traveling beer garden that gives back will wrap up its 2019 season here from September 25-29 and will feature live music by Philadelphia Jazz Project throughout the week. We'll also host our final Trails to Ales run of the year.

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Party at Glow in the Park


Join us for Glow in the Park on Oct. 17th, a night under the stars at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. Guests will also be able to take a moon-lit stroll to Shofuso to experience the garden at night.

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Hike the Trolley Trail


Explore the physical remains of what is now a hidden trolley network including massive stone tunnels and bridge abutments along this 4-mile loop hike in West Fairmount Park led by the Conservancy's Kevin Roche.

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Bike past historic trees and houses


On October 20, join our Historic Houses Coordinator John Sigmund and Project Manager, Luke Rhodes for a 10-mile bike ride showcasing the best of both historic worlds: trees and houses! Register here.

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Meditate in the park


Enjoy a hike to explore Fairmount Park’s hidden gems followed by a guided meditation. No prior experience with hiking or meditation required! On Oct. 19 we'll hike and meditate at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. Register here.

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Volunteer at Love Your Park


Show some love for your neighborhood park during Love Your Park Fall Service Day on Saturday, November 9. This year's signature site is Kemble Park, which will join more than 100 volunteer groups in the Park Friends Network to organize activities such as planting trees and bulbs, raking leaves, and picking up litter to prepare Philly’s parks for winter. Volunteer registration for Fall Service Day opens October 9 at loveyourpark.org.

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Spend a day at LOVE Park


Fall in love with LOVE Park’s fall lineup of events September through October, including free performances during the 2019 Fringe Festival and Shake it Off Fridays featuring salsa lessons. Also: Check the reading and music cart and the game carts and read a book, play an instrument or a game while hanging out in the park!

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