Parks and Recreation

TreePhilly
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John McDevitt
September 27, 2019 - 3:56 pm
In an effort to increase the tree canopy in Philadelphia neighborhoods, the city is giving away trees at nearly two dozen giveaway events across the city this fall. Read more here.
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NBC Universal
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AP News
September 17, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Comcast's NBCUniversal said its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo. It will become the home for some of the company's most popular shows. Read more here.
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The Academy of Natural Sciences
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Holli Stephens
August 09, 2019 - 6:30 am
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Read more here for everything to do Aug. 9 to 11.
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City Council President Darrell Clarke says he'll take another crack at a bill that would prohibit guns at parks and rec centers. KYW's City Hall bureau chief Pat Loeb reports that, this time, he's enlisted the help of state legislators.
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Pat Loeb
July 24, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's City Council president says he'll take another crack at a bill that would prohibit guns at parks and recreation centers and this time, he's enlisted the help of state legislators. City Council previously banned weapons at city facilities, one of the gun...
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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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Aziz Ansari
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September 14, 2018 - 11:26 am
By Chloe Melas, CNN (CNN) -- Aziz Ansari has returned to the comedy stage. The former "Parks and Recreation" star did a stand-up set Monday night at Zanies comedy club in Nashville. Last week he was in Columbia, South Carolina. He also performed in Wisconsin and Philadelphia last month and at New...
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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.
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
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.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
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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