Fairmount Park Conservancy

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John McDevitt
July 18, 2019 - 4:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's back! The pop-up park will take up space along a section of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the next four weeks, with even more family-friendly programming this summer. Kicking off @TheOvalPHL 2019 preview. Even more free fun & activities return to the Oval...
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To celebrate Earth Day, Entercom partnered with Fairmount Park Conservancy to help spruce up the Lemon Hill Project near boathouse row.
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Cherri Gregg
April 22, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The portion of Fairmount Park near Lemon Hill got a facelift Monday thanks to 150 Entercom employees who volunteered their afternoon in celebration of Earth Day. Entercom is the radio company that owns KYW Newsradio and 234 other stations nationwide. Volunteers raked...
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Broad Street Run
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Hadas Kuznits
February 21, 2019 - 1:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Registration is now closed for the Broad Street Run on May 5, but runners who forgot to sign up still have a chance. Bibs were distributed to registered runners through a lottery. The race's Executive Director Leo Dignam says tens of thousands of runners registered. "...
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Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
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Hadas Kuznits
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer starts for some at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center Saturday. A new program from the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation called Getaway at the Greenhouse aims to bring people to the center for a makeshift "summer oasis dead in...
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Park Cleanup
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Dan Wing
November 10, 2018 - 2:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Volunteers filled more than 100 parks throughout the city Saturday for a day of cleaning and getting them ready for the winter months ahead. It was the 25th annual "Fall Love Your Park Day." The day of service is organized by the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the...
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Love Park statue
Credit: Pat Loeb
Rachel Kurland
October 03, 2018 - 8:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking for somewhere to get married within the next week? Look no further. The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs — in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Office of the City Representative — is looking for LGBTQ+...
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Diner en Blanc 2017 took place at Franklin Square.
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Cherri Gregg
August 11, 2018 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dîner en Blanc will take over a secret location in Philadelphia this week for a party attended by thousands. Some of the money raised will go to a good cause. Over the past seven years, Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia grew from 1,300 people dining at Logan Square to last...
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Jamie Gauthier, executive director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy
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John McDevitt
July 18, 2018 - 2:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the sixth year running, Eakins Oval, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is getting a pop-up park this summer. It's called The Oval+ (that's "The Oval plus"). It's a place where kids can run through a misting station, build a castle in a giant sand box, or play a...
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Centennial Commons
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Steve Tawa
June 13, 2018 - 5:02 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A ribbon-cutting at one of the gateways to West Fairmount Park displayed the first phase of Centennial Commons at the Parkside Edge. "Parkside now has this new park within the park," said Fairmount Park Conservancy Executive Director Jamie Gauthier. Gauthier said...
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