Posts Tagged ‘Department of Parks and Recreation’

The Hidden River On Grand Display

The Hidden River On Grand Display

October 2, 2014  |  News

With a boardwalk in Center City and a reimagined rec center in Manayunk each set to open this week, Philadelphia has two inspiring venues in which to see the Schuylkill River anew. Brad Maule previews the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk and Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center > more

Drexel Looking For Master Developer For Innovation Neighborhood

Drexel Looking For Master Developer For Innovation Neighborhood

September 4, 2014  |  Morning Blend

RFPs sent out for Drexel’s next big thing, Parks & Rec and the public priority, how to support Mantua and Powelton Village’s artists, NLNA goads developer to add office space, and bemoaning a “city of logos” > more

A Place Called The Plateau Is Where Everybody Goes

A Place Called The Plateau Is Where Everybody Goes

July 24, 2014  |  Last Light

With yesterday's dedication of the John K. Binswanger Grove of Park Champions, the Fairmount Park Conservancy ushered in a new era of growth at the Belmont Plateau. It's always been Brad Maule's favorite place to survey the growth of the Philly skyline > more

Underfunded Park System Receives Lackluster Scores In Independent Report

Underfunded Park System Receives Lackluster Scores In Independent Report

June 23, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Philly parks reportedly in the middle of the pack, a defense of county-wide good-government, PHA concedes to affirmative action for the sake of lower costs, and Dietz & Watson likely to move plant across the river to Frankford Arsenal > more

A Matter of Modern Recreation Vs Historic Trees At Penn Treaty Park

A Matter of Modern Recreation Vs Historic Trees At Penn Treaty Park

May 19, 2014  |  News

As the plan to freshen up and modernize Penn Treaty Park have evolved, so has a playground included in it. But as Marlon MacAllister reports, the new playground would now spell the removal of 120-year-old sycamores—trees that were planted at the park's dedication in 1893 > more