parks

Dr. Robert Traver discusses the role of plants in the urban stormwater runoff research he conducts in Philadelphia.
Courtesy of Villanova University
Mark Abrams
June 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —A Villanova professor says public parks can and do play a major role in helping cities manage stormwater. Dr. Robert Traver, who heads Villanova's civil and environmental engineering programs, said Philadelphia's Water Department is doing well in recognizing the...
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Justin Udo
May 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City Philadelphia has more than 120 parks and green spaces, and during Love Your Park week folks are being encouraged to check them out. “We clean, green, and celebrate all of our public green, said Lindsey Walker with Fairmount Park Conservancy She says the nice...
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Courtesy of the Friends of the Wissahickon
Mark Abrams
May 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local non-profit says they are looking for a hearty bunch of volunteers to help them spruce up the Wissahickon Valley Park. Maura McCarthy, executive director of the Friends of the Wissahickon , says the group is looking for community organizations, businesses and...
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Parks on Tap
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John McDevitt
April 24, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parks on Tap returns to Philadelphia Thursday for its fourth season. The Parks on Tap program is a group effort among Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and FMC Hospitality. A portion of sales from beer, booze and food will go to the...
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New Jersey’s new law banning smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: who enforces it?
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David Madden
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s new law that bans smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: Who enforces it? “Does the word ‘almost impossible’ seem to work for you?” said Wildwood mayor Ernie Troiano. Troiano...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, a class of eighth-grade students and their chaperones sit in a meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif., below Yosemite Falls.
AP Photo/Scott Smith, File
December 31, 2018 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. "It's...
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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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Mark Abrams
August 25, 2018 - 11:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Trust for Public Land is out with its latest report and Philadelphia is getting high marks for abundant parks and open spaces. Ali Hiple, a program coordinator for the Trust for Public Land, says Philadelphia deserves an "A" grade for access, quality, and...
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Cigarette butts on the beach
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David Madden
July 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that will institute a statewide smoking ban, effective in six months, on public beaches and parks. It's the first major anti-smoking act in the state since a ban on lighting up in bars and restaurants was...
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Rail Park
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Mike Dougherty
June 13, 2018 - 8:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philly's newest public space is ready after more than six years in the making. Rail Park , located at 13th and Noble streets, held a ribbon-cutting Thursday for the long anticipated grand opening of the park — but this is no ordinary park. With a budget of $10.3...
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