Posts Tagged ‘Department of Parks and Recreation’

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

A New Life For Old Fairmount Park

A New Life For Old Fairmount Park

May 16, 2014  |  Vantage

With the release of The New Fairmount Park this week, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and PennPraxis aim to patch disparate parts of the beloved but aging park. With connection at its core, the plan ranges from cheap and easy short-term goals to expensive and grandiose visions. Brad Maule argues the short-term items are enough to keep us busy for a while > more

Wissahickon East Officially Welcomed Into Fairmount Park

Wissahickon East Officially Welcomed Into Fairmount Park

April 30, 2014  |  News

Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system grew by six acres on Saturday with the dedication of the Wissahickon East parcel in East Mt. Airy. Elected officials and park commissioners cut a ribbon to make it official, and volunteers staged a three-hour cleanup to get the park off on the good foot > more