Kathryn Ott Lovell

Philadelphia's free summer sleep-away camp for kids gets funding from John Dougherty.
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Pat Loeb
July 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the third year, Philadelphia will send 200 kids to sleep-away camp in the Poconos free of charge. Camp Philly, as it's called, is a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation program, but it's funded with private donations from local businesses and unions. The announcement...
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Schuylkill River
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After years of warnings that the Schuylkill River was in danger of becoming impassable, city and local university officials announced Wednesday that together they have raised $4.5 million for a dredging project. The Schuylkill Navy, which oversees Boathouse Row,...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
January 17, 2019 - 7:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Parks Department has some good news for hundreds of people who stood in line, more than a year ago, to buy a block of the legendary LOVE Park granite, with a likeness of Robert Indiana's sculptured etched on it. The city finally has permission to sell...
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A Very Philly Christmas
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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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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
August 29, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's fiscal watchdog had a rather harsh assessment of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation department in its latest review of city finances . Parks and Recreation offered more programs last year than the year before, but had fewer visitors and users. The...
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Camp Philly campers return from a week in the Poconos.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 25, 2018 - 1:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some kids involved in Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation summer camp got the rare opportunity to spend a week at an overnight camp in the Poconos. For many kids, their tech-free week at Camp Philly in the Poconos was their first experience being truly independent...
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Philly Playstreets allows residents to apply for a permit to block one-way streets so kids in neighborhoods short on open space have somewhere to play safely.
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Mike Dougherty
August 22, 2018 - 5:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the summer winds down, so does a very popular outreach program in Philadelphia. Philly Playstreets allows residents to apply for a permit to block one-way streets so kids in neighborhoods short on open space have somewhere to play safely. Mayor Jim Kenney grew up...
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The new LOVE Park is officially open.
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Pat Loeb
June 18, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the key elements of Philadelphia's redesigned Love Park is the monumental fountain at its center. It has also become the most problematic element. The fountain features a towering main jet and what park officials call a "birds nest" of smaller jets, lit up in...
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Love Park statue
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Pat Loeb
April 19, 2018 - 12:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials held a small welcoming ceremony Thursday for the refurbished "LOVE" statue in JFK Plaza, better known as "LOVE Park." The statue has been back since February, but this was a chance to thank the benefactor who paid for it. The anonymous donor...
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