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How to enjoy West Fairmount Park this spring and summer 

by Grace Romo on May 30, 2024

There are so many ways to experience the beloved West Fairmount Park! Fairmount Park Conservancy has been dedicated to improving West Fairmount Park since 2005, partnering with local community members and investing over $9 million in new park spaces, trail enhancements, natural land management, and community-focused programming. Today, we’re sharing several ways to enjoy West Park in the coming months: 


Visit us at West Park Arts Fest

West Park Arts Fest is just around the corner on Saturday, June 8. This free community festival, hosted by the West Park Cultural Center and sponsored by the Conservancy, runs from 1 – 6 p.m. on South Concourse Drive between East Memorial Drive and 41st Street and features visual artists, musicians, dancers, craft vendors, and local organizations.

Stop to visit the Conservancy at the new Parkside Pop-Up Play Space created by  Tiny WPA to share feedback on design ideas for the Welsh Fountain. The Conservancy is also hosting a We Walk PHL pop-up walk, tours of the Carousel House Farm with Farm Philly, and more! 

Learn more about the West Park Arts Fest and our Welsh Fountain project.


Walk With Us 

The Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Department of Public Health are thrilled to offer several locations to join a group walk in the park through the We Walk PHL program. Join the West Fairmount Park walking group on Thursdays from 12 – 1 p.m. during the spring season until June 30! The We Walk PHL Facebook group is a great way to connect with the program for pop-up walks, updates, information, and inspiration all year round.

Register for We Walk PHL


Celebrate Pride Month at Pride in the Park 

Join the Conservancy and 13 local LGBTQ+ organizations on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a fun-filled day of friendly competition and exciting challenges. The event welcomes all experience levels. From relay races to tug-of-war, there’s something for everyone!

Register for Pride in the Park


Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Tai Chi and Sound Healing

Join the Conservancy and Eunmi Chang from Eunmi’s Sound Healing & Yoga on Saturday, June 22 from 9 – 10:15 a.m. at the Hort Center grounds for a unique immersive experience. Start with tai chi exercises, combining slow, focused movements and deep breathing, then transition into a 45-minute sound healing meditation. Eunmi will use singing bowls and other instruments to guide you into a deep meditative state. Manage stress, improve well-being, and find grounding in the park.

Register for the class


Volunteer in West Fairmount Park

Join Farm Philly at the Carousel House Farm on Tuesdays from 5 – 7 p.m. for planting, weeding, and maintaining crops as well as harvesting for weekly food distribution. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. All ages are welcome! 

Tuesdays | 5 – 7 p.m.

Join the Conservancy for a volunteer workday at the Parkside Evans Playground. Activities include removing invasive species, tree care, trash pick up, and trail maintenance. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided.

Thu, June 20 | 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Enjoy the “Sounds of Summer” at Second Sunday Concerts 

Celebrate summer with the Conservancy’s first-ever concert series in West Fairmount Park. Gather with friends and family for an evening full of live jazz music, kid-friendly activities, and local food trucks – all set under the shaded tree canopy of the Parkside Edge along Parkside Avenue. There will be three performances with fun, interactive activities in between sets. Please bring a lawn chair and/or blanket.

Sun, July 14 | 5 – 8 p.m.
Sun, August 11  | 5 – 8 p.m.
Sun, September 8 | 5 – 8 p.m.

Register for our Second Sunday Concerts

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