Fairmount Park

A Very Philly Christmas
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
November 30, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The historic houses of Fairmount Park open to the public Saturday for a celebration that's being called "A Very Philly Christmas." Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell explains you'll be able to visit the mansions to envision how the...
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Antionette Lee | KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
November 11, 2018 - 11:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 3,000 people put their feet to the pavement in Fairmount Park Sunday to support the fight against childhood cancer at the 10th Annual Lemon Run for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Frank Troiano says his granddaughter was diagnosed with cancer when she was...
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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
October 04, 2018 - 7:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Japanese cultural center is celebrating its 60th anniversary with special programming throughout the month at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Shofuso was built in Japan in the 1950s and made its way to West Fairmount Park in...
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The Discovery Center
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
September 28, 2018 - 5:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There's a brand new attraction in Fairmount Park that is sure to please nature lovers. Friday marked the grand opening of The Discovery Center. Located on the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir, The Discovery Center is home for two organizations. "People are going to come...
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Von Colln Field
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 07, 2018 - 5:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the last few years, Von Colln Field and playground next to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Fairmount has been under renovation. Finally, the old park has a new look, thanks to a $2.8 million restoration project that has made the area more family- and kid-friendly...
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About two dozen insurance companies participated in a charity softball tournament to benefit the Philadelphia Children's Alliance.
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
August 02, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of insurance company employees participated in a charity softball tournament in Fairmount Park. Tom Caputto, vice president of Chubb insurance group, said about two dozen insurance companies participated in the tournament to benefit the Philadelphia Children'...
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Sexual Assault Pattern 4800 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
July 23, 2018 - 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department on Monday released video of the suspect they say sexually assaulted three women in two different incidents near Fairmount Park's Belmont Plateau. Police have descfribed the suspect as as a tall, thin, black man with a grey beard...
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Philadelphia Police Generic
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 21, 2018 - 8:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police are searching for a man they believe is involved in a pair of sexual assaults near Fairmount Park in West Philadelphia. The two incidents involve three victims, and police say the man in both cases is described as a tall, thin, black man with a grey beard...
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Centennial Commons
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
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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These two peacocks were located and safely collected by the Philadelphia Zoo.
Philadelphia Zoo
John McDevitt
June 01, 2018 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two missing peacocks from the Philadelphia Zoo have been located in Fairmount Park. The search continues for the third. A tip sent in to a special email address — peacocks@phillyzoo.org — led a team from the zoo to the equestrian center in Fairmount Park, where they...
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