Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Neighborhood Park Stewardship Program, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, 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.

Through the Neighborhood Park Stewardship Program, physical improvements have been made to more than 20 neighborhood parks, and 115 volunteer groups have registered with the Park Friends Network, indicating a growing interest in parks as a key component of local revitalization and community investment.

Park Champions: Neighborhood Volunteers from Fairmount Park Conservancy on Vimeo.

The staff at Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation support the Park Friends Groups with monthly meetings, skills workshops, equipment loans, and small grants for physical improvements and special events.

To get involved in the Park Friends Network, please contact Erin Engelstad, our Park Stewardship Manager, at 215.391.4897 or eengelstad@myphillypark.org.