Neighborhood Park Stewardship

Encouraging the reconnection of citizens to each other and to the land

Our Neighborhood Park Stewardship program has encouraged the re-connection of citizens to each other and to the land by providing a new vehicle for direct public participation in the conception, creation, and stewardship of parks.

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Love Your Park

Stewarding and supporting neighborhood parks throughout the city

The Love Your Park program is a collaborative partnership with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to steward and support neighborhood parks throughout the city. The Conservancy works closely with neighborhood Park Friends Groups to promote the network of parks across the city and the amazing work the friends groups do.

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We Walk PHL

It's a walk in the park

Through this program, we hope to promote positive health outcomes, increase use of Philadelphia's park system, and create opportunities for people to pursue fitness goals while meeting their neighbors.

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A tree-planting initiative

A tree-planting initiative in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation that educates local property owners, businesses and neighborhood residents on the importance of the urban tree canopy and gives away more than 4,000 trees each year.

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Farm Philly

Supporting over 60 urban agriculture projects on parkland.

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Past programs

Arts & Culture

Investing in arts, culture and community

An opportunity to invest in arts and culture as part of our mission to make Philadelphia's park system a national model of urban revitalization, sustainability and civic engagement.
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The Oval

Programming and activities for people of all ages

The Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation have transformed Eakins Oval – eight acres of public space at the base of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway – into The Oval, a lively ‘Park on the Parkway’ with programming and activities for people of all ages.

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Special Events at the Historic Houses

Fairmount Park Conservancy helps to plan, coordinate and promote annual holiday programming at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park.

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Getaway at the Greenhouse

A pop-up indoor summer oasis.

Getaway at the Greenhouse is an indoor oasis that pops up each February at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, inviting visitors to escape the winter blues with free and fun activities inspired by summers in the park.

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Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers

Community meals in Philly parks

Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers is a program that seeks to bring together different communities together for a meal and conversation in a common space.

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The new Love Park

A new standard of excellence for public space

The Conservancy is leading fundraising efforts, including the development of a new Friends group, to afford the renovated park a high-level of maintenance, management and programming in the months and years to come. The organization is working closely with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to create a slate of offerings that will ensure the renovated park is active and inviting for all.

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Speaker's Bureau

Free Public Lectures

The Conservancy offers free public lectures on several areas of expertise to local organizations at no charge (although donations are appreciated). Topics include Conserving Jewish History, Neighborhood Park Stewardship, Transforming Neighborhoods: Hunting Park, and Age-Friendly Parks.

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The Jewish Community and Fairmount Park

A new initiative, this project is based on the research and writing of Carol Towarnicky, collected in the booklet It Really Opened Up Our Lives: Fairmount Park and the Jews of Philadelphia, 1920–1960.

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Age-Friendly Parks

What is needed to make parks senior-friendly?

Philadelphia has the largest in-city park system in the world, which can serve as a tremendous resource for social interaction, relaxation and recreation. What is needed to make parks senior-friendly, and to encourage seniors to utilize them?

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