Exciting News!

Announcing the Public Spaces Summer Workshop Series!

by Melissa Romero on July 26, 2019

Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parks Alliance, and the Knight Foundation, are proud to offer the Public Spaces Summer Workshop Series! 

Please join us for a series of exciting summer workshops designed for community members and public space advocates and volunteers:

  • Learn skills to build community. 
  • Meet your neighbors as well as public space advocates and volunteers.
  • Share ideas and build connections across parks, recreation centers, and libraries throughout the city.

Of the 23 summer workshops, many are geared toward park advocates, including a session on how to become a Park Friend!

Park Friends Network 101

Thursday, August 1, 6 – 7:30PM
Discovery Center (3401 Reservoir Dr)

Learn about our amazing Park Friends Network, a group of over 130 friends groups across Philadelphia, and the resources available to support your work!

GivePulse 101: Recruiting & Managing Volunteers 

Thursday, August 22, 6 – 8PM
Kingsessing Recreation Center (4901 Kingsessing Ave)

Learn about GivePulse, a web-based volunteer management system that can help your group recruit and manage volunteers.

How to Run a Volunteer Cleanup 

Thursday, August 22, 6 – 7:30PM
Discovery Center (3401 Reservoir Dr)

Learn the basics of planning and executing a cleanup or workday in your space!

Let’s all be FRIENDS: Libraries and Parks Come Together 

Wednesday, August 28, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Mifflin Square Park (500 Wolf St)

Join the Friends of Whitman Library, Friends of Mifflin Square Park, and SEAMAAC in the park for a casual roundtable discussion on bringing community together through collaboration.

Tree Tenders Basics 

Wednesday, September 11, 6 – 7:30PM
Dickinson Sq Park (1600 E. Moyamensing Ave)

Special session of the Tree Tenders workshop for Park Friends on the basics of planting and maintaining landscape and sidewalk trees.