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Justin Udo
May 09, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia officials are encouraging residents to enjoy the city's parks all from the comfort of their couch as a new way to celebrate a decadelong tradition. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
December 14, 2019 - 9:18 am
This year, winter break for Philadelphia public school students will be almost two weeks, so Philadephia Parks and Recreation is expanding holiday meal service at city recreational centers. Read more here.
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Concept art of the new wetlands to be created during the renovation of FDR Park.
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Paul Kurtz
November 24, 2019 - 11:42 am
Philadelphia's Office of Parks and Recreation is moving ahead on what it calls a master plan for FDR Park, starting with an effort to raise $15 million for the first phase of the project.
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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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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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