Trisha Brown Dance Company Residency

Fairmount Park

In Fall 2019, Fairmount Park Conservancy will debut In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park, a series of free outdoor performances that will take place in various locations in Fairmount Park and along the rooftops of Logan Circle, extending an invitation to experience Fairmount Park in an entirely new way.

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Boxers' Trail Signage

East Fairmount Park

In collaboration with local agency Little Giant Creative (LGC), Fairmount Park Conservancy has planned a series of informative panels to celebrate the Boxers’ Trail, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department’s boxing programs across the city, and the Philadelphia’s rich boxing history. The panels will be installed at the intersection of Dauphin Street and Greenland Drive in East Fairmount Park.

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Hatfield House

Strawberry Mansion

In 2018, artist collective Amber Art & Design completed a 1-year Community Catalyst residency at the historic Hatfield House, located in East Fairmount Park. Under the framework of this residency and with support from the Knight Foundation, Fairmount Park Conservancy partnered with Amber Art & Design to embark on a long-term community initiative in the neighborhood of Strawberry Mansion, which borders East Fairmount Park along the 33rd St. corridor. The work accomplished and relationships formed during this residency serves as a foundation for the next phase of Hatfield House as a community driven arts hub.

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Strawberry Mansion Reimagines Mander

East Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park Conservancy, in partnership with the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation (SMCDC), is working with the Strawberry Mansion community on a comprehensive design and engagement process for East Fairmount Park’s Mander Playground & Recreation Center. The design and engagement process will lead to a comprehensive, phased vision plan for future improvements at Mander Playground and the 22-acre campus of East Fairmount Park that surrounds it.

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The Oval+

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Oval began as an experiment in activating underutilized public space in the summer of 2013. Since then, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation have worked in partnership to bring the Oval to the Parkway, transforming an eight-acre surface parking lot into a vibrant seasonal destination with games, fitness, and activities for people of all ages.

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West Park Arts Fest

West Fairmount Park

West Park Arts Fest is a free annual festival produced by the West Park Cultural Center, a community-based organization providing arts education and programs to residents of all ages. The festival is a showcase for visual artists, musicians, dancers, craft vendors, and local institutions and nonprofit partners. At the event, visitors of all ages can enjoy performances, art activities, vendors, food and historic tours.

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Past

Strawberry Mansion Short Films

Strawberry Mansion

In collaboration with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, local production company MING Media crafted a compelling series of short videos highlighting the history, culture and current happenings in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Strawberry Mansion.

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Amber Art & Design Residency at the Hatfield House

Strawberry Mansion

Artist collective Amber Art & Design experienced a 1-year community catalyst residency in East Fairmount Park, working out of the historic Hatfield House at 33rd and Girard and utilizing it as a community, event, exhibition, and performance space.

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GLOW in the Park 2017

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

In October 2017, the Fairmount Park Conservancy invited hundreds of friends, members and partners to the Reflecting Pool at the Horticulture Center for GLOW in the Park, our annual fall fundraiser.

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Meadow Mansions

Fairmount Park

Organized as part of the 2016 DesignPhiladelphia festival, this exhibition presents twelve artists’ interpretations of bird houses for the meadows of Fairmount Park.

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Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

Fairmount Park

At the Fairmount Park Conservancy, we are working in partnership with PPR and other entities to imagine how Fairmount Park’s great estate houses can play a larger role in understanding our city’s great history and the visitor’s relationship to that history, serve as places of contemporary arts and culture activity, and act as community anchors to their adjoining neighborhoods. With the support of an ArtPlace America grant, we are exploring some new strategies that build on the extraordinary legacy that these families and their homes helped establish.

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Palumbo Park

South Philadelphia

With the Fairmount Park Conservancy’s participation in ArtPlace America’s Community Development Investments Program, we had the opportunity to bring the creativity of artists to the work we do in Philadelphia’s city parks. So Palumbo Park presented us with a small project to test out some big ideas.

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