Posts Tagged ‘Fairmount Park Conservancy’

Centennial Commons Puts Community Back Into The Park

Centennial Commons Puts Community Back Into The Park

May 4, 2017  |  Urbanism

The gateway to West Fairmount Park is about to get a serious makeover with people and progressive public space practices as a priority. John Henry Scott reports > more

Fairmount Park First Major Urban Park System To Get Google Street View Treatment

Fairmount Park First Major Urban Park System To Get Google Street View Treatment

May 12, 2016  |  Photography

Google mapping program will bring virtual hiking to Fairmount Park > more

Building Trails From The Past To The Future In Fairmount Park

Building Trails From The Past To The Future In Fairmount Park

June 23, 2015  |  Urbanism

In West Fairmount Park, a network of trails—hiking, biking, cross country—weaves across itself with seemingly little rhyme or reason. But the Fairmount Park Conservancy is leading a project with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to make the trails more sustainable and promote their use with better signage. Plan Philly's Jared Brey and Hidden City's Brad Maule lace up the boots and hit the trail > more

Bless Our Beer Gardens, Past and Present

Bless Our Beer Gardens, Past and Present

October 20, 2014  |  History

Drinking al fresco reached new heights this summer as brilliantly designed beer gardens popped up all over the city. This isn't anything new though, says Nic Esposito. Philadelphia has been publicly drunk since 1671 > more

A Place Called The Plateau Is Where Everybody Goes

A Place Called The Plateau Is Where Everybody Goes

July 24, 2014  |  Photography

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