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 friend groups to promote the network of parks across the city and the amazing work the friends groups do.

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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, the new ‘Park on the Parkway’ with programming and activities for people of all ages.

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Parks on Tap

A traveling community beer garden.

“Parks on Tap” is a traveling community beer garden that spends multi-day residencies at diverse locations throughout the City’s park system, highlighting and enhancing the offerings our parks provide.

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TreePhilly

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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Holiday Programs 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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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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Conserving/History

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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Corporate Volunteer Program

Spend a day of service in Fairmount Park

The Conservancy offers a Corporate Volunteer Program for businesses interested in having employees spend a day of service in Fairmount Park. Activities include trash and litter clean-ups, new shrub and tree plantings, invasive removal, trail work, tree tending, graffiti removal and painting.

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