Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Pool Safe - stock photo
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Justin Udo
June 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What’s red, white and in high demand in the City of Philadelphia this summer? You guessed it, lifeguards. Lifeguard recruitment has always been a challenge for public pools across the country, according to Orlando Rendon with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. But,...
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summer camp - stock photo
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Justin Udo
June 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Parks & Recreation summer programs are taking steps to better work with kids who have differences. Orlando Rendon with the city says this year they're working with groups who specialize in autism to help their recreation leaders engage with children...
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Justin Udo
May 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Exploring the City of Brotherly Love and getting healthy can be as easy as a walk in the park. For the last three years, Liz Burke has made it her mission to get out and get active. She says she does that at least three times a week, at FDR Park in South Philly, with...
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Pat Loeb
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia city officials, last week, unveiled the partial restoration of the LOVE Park visitors center, affectionately known as the Flying Saucer. "1..2..3, oh look at that, it's beautiful," said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Jumping into an outdoor pool may be the last thing you would want to do right now, but the City of Philadelphia is getting ready for swim season. Philadelphia needs 400 lifeguards to staff its 70 outdoor pools, so Aquatics Program Coordinator Chrissie Rad says she...
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Summer swimming.
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Justin Udo
January 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When you step outside, the bitter cold weather is waiting to greet you and remind you that it's winter. But one Philadelphia agency wants you to think about warmer days ahead as they get to work on a massive recruiting project. It may be the middle of winter, but...
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Frankford Creek Greenway
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Steve Tawa
June 09, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's trails are growing like weeds. The latest is the first phase of the Frankford Creek Greenway, just south of the Betsy Ross Bridge, and under I-95. The 1.2-mile segment of Frankford Creek Greenway connects Aramingo Avenue and Wheatsheaf Lane to Delaware...
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