Posts Tagged ‘Department of Parks and Recreation’

The Best Seats In The City, Ban Be Damned

The Best Seats In The City, Ban Be Damned

January 16, 2017  |  Buzz

Last week Friends of Rittenhouse Square and PPR announced a ban from sitting on the interior walls of the park. Two days later Mayor Jim Kenney reversed the rule. We take a look at life along the balustrades in these old photos > more

Ailing Rec Centers Patiently Await Soda Tax Relief

Ailing Rec Centers Patiently Await Soda Tax Relief

August 5, 2016  |  News

With the Soda Tax, the Kenney Administration has committed to addressing long-deteriorating conditions at neighborhood recreation centers with funding from bond sales and capital budget earmarks. But until revenue starts rolling in, communities continue to make due. Tyler Horst has the story > more

East Coast Greenway Gains Traction With New Connections

East Coast Greenway Gains Traction With New Connections

June 15, 2016  |  News

Trail connections in Tinicum Township and Lardner’s Point Park are the newest additions to the quickly expanding East Coast Greenway network in Philadelphia. Tyler Horst reports > more

State And City Plan Ahead In Historic Preservation Efforts During Natural Disaster

State And City Plan Ahead In Historic Preservation Efforts During Natural Disaster

April 25, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Historic structures to be attended to in case of natural disaster, filming at Holmesburg prison, and Parks and Rec forgoes upkeep of Northwest golf course > more

Parks & Rec To Activate Spaces With Mobile Bar & Garden Program

Parks & Rec To Activate Spaces With Mobile Bar & Garden Program

February 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Parks & Rec to get in the beer garden game, Mt. Airy residents to miss Lovett Memorial Library during renovations, Tacony-Disston nominated to National Historic Register, and the School District finds temporary space for Science Leadership Academy in Drexel building > more