Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

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Rasa Kaye
September 30, 2019 - 1:19 pm
A bunch of teenagers bawled out world leaders (and the rest of us) for not doing enough to slow the rate of climate change last week. If the kids’ ire has inspired you, we’ll remind you of 1Thing that quietly and efficiently fights the good fight against rising greenhouse gases and temperatures: a...
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Wednesday's storm caused major damage to the Northeast Philadelphia park that was supposed to host the city's International Unity Cup tournament kick off.
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Cherri Gregg
August 01, 2019 - 1:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Wednesday's quick-hitting storm caused major damage to the Northeast Philadelphia park that was supposed to host the city's International Unity Cup tournament kick off. Now there's a new location. "When the storm came through, it pulled up the bleachers and sent them...
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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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John McDevitt
July 18, 2019 - 4:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's back! The pop-up park will take up space along a section of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the next four weeks, with even more family-friendly programming this summer. Kicking off @TheOvalPHL 2019 preview. Even more free fun & activities return to the Oval...
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If you live in Philly you have more than 70 swimming pool options to help you cool down.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
June 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer fun and safety collide as Philadelphia Parks and Recreation open their pools for the summer. Hot, humid and sticky are just some of the words you can use to describe Philly in the summer. But if you live in Philadelphia, you have more than 70 swimming pool...
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Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
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Hadas Kuznits
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer starts for some at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center Saturday. A new program from the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation called Getaway at the Greenhouse aims to bring people to the center for a makeshift "summer oasis dead in...
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Philadelphians are moving and grooving at an innovative hula hoop exercise class, led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
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Justin Udo
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About a year ago, Janice Barbour had a realization: "I'm out of shape." So she decided to do something about it. She started taking hula hoop dancing classes at the Hawthorne rec center in South Philadelphia. "I was trying to find some fitness that could one, fit into...
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Philadelphia skyline from Fairmount Park across the Schuylkill River.
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Rachel Kurland
November 30, 2018 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Parks and Recreation has announced expanded curfews for its area parks. Effective Dec. 1 and through March 31, 2019, the Wissahickon Valley, East and West Fairmount Park, Cobbs Creek Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Tacony Creek Park, and Pennypack...
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Love Park statue
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Rachel Kurland
October 03, 2018 - 8:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking for somewhere to get married within the next week? Look no further. The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs — in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Office of the City Representative — is looking for LGBTQ+...
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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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