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Pathport to PPR
Apr 07, 2015
Download the Pathport to PPR (PDF) for a broad and rich overview of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's structure, function and budget.
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2015 Summer Sports Camps
Apr 01, 2015
Our Summer Sports Camps are designed for, but not limited to, the children of Donald Finnegan Playground, Piccoli Playground and McDevitt Rec Center who are interested in one, two or several different sports and activities. The camp goal is to increase knowledge, skill and sportsmanship in several sports activities. PPR also seeks to instill a spirit of cooperation, build self-esteem, encourage healthy competition and to develop athletic abilities in campers at these facilities. Instruction will consist of skills training, drills and small-sided games with the emphasis on fun, skill development and learning the fundamentals of the games.

Download the 2015 Summer Sports Camps flyer to learn more (PDF)
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April 2015 Newsletter
Mar 26, 2015
Benjamin Franklin Parkway Streetscape Improvements
Mar 25, 2015
As you may have noticed, construction has begun on the latest phase of the Parkway public realm improvements. The work has started with replacement of the curb and pavement on the Logan Square triangle between the Four Seasons Hotel and Sister Cities Park. The project includes complete replacement of curbs and sidewalks between Logan Square and 16th Street, as well as new trees, enhanced plantings, site furnishings and a new irrigation system.

The $4.2M construction project is completely funded and managed by PennDOT, in coordination with PPR and the Department of Public Property. Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2015, with some planting occurring in 2016.

Download an overview of Parkway Streetscape Improvements

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Project 250 Velodrome Determination from Commission on Parks and Recreation
Mar 13, 2015
April 30 LOVE Park Public Meeting
Mar 13, 2015
Please join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy at the Free Library of Philadelphia Skyline Room (Central Branch, 1901 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) on Thursday, April 30 for a public meeting about the exciting redesign of JFK Plaza/Love Park. The final design concept will be presented for public comment. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; presentation begins at 6 p.m.  

View the presentation (PDF) from a previous public event on March 24.
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March 2015 Newsletter
Feb 26, 2015
BirdPhilly
Feb 25, 2015
PPR and the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club have launched a year-long series of bird walks and events throughout the city. Most field trips are free and open to kids and adults. View a calendar of upcoming BirdPhilly events.
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2015 Trail Permit Application
Feb 25, 2015
All mountain bike and equestrian trail users over the age of 16 are required to have a permit on the upper trails of Wissahickon Valley Park and Pennypack Park. Users are encouraged to obtain a permit for all other parks. Permits are required when using: bicycles, horses, carriages, horse-drawn vehicles and other non-motorized, wheeled vehicles.
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February 2015 Newsletter
Jan 29, 2015
JFK Plaza/LOVE Park Redesign Update
Jan 08, 2015
Please join us for the conclusion of the civic engagement process and a review of the upcoming project schedule. Work is moving into the design phase and the Hargreaves team will be on hand to introduce themselves and their approach for this project.

When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Sign-in: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, Skyline Room, Central Library, 1901 Vine Street

PRE-REGISTER for the event.

Learn more about the project and work to date.
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January 2015 Newsletter
Dec 18, 2014
Venice Island Website RFP
Dec 01, 2014
The Advisory Board to Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center (VIPARC) is seeking proposals for a new website for the site. Interested parties should reference the RFP and submit proposals by December 19th. 

Download the VIPARC RFP to learn more
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December 2014 Newsletter
Nov 21, 2014
Project 250 Multi-sport, Entertainment & Youth Development Center and FDR Park Revitalization Alternatives Analysis
Nov 17, 2014
In compliance with the Open Space Protection Ordinance, (Bill NO. 110002-A, signed by Mayor Michael A. Nutter on April 27, 2011) the Parks and Recreation Commission has received a formal "Alternatives Analysis" from Project 250 outlining plans to build a Multi-Sport, Entertainment and Youth Development Center in FDR Park in South Philadelphia.

The Alternatives Analysis is now available for public review and comment.

Download the Project 250 Alternatives Analysis
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Performing Arts Club for Kids
Nov 14, 2014
Are you ready to sing, dance, act, laugh, move, listen and learn? Join the PPR Performing Arts Club for Kids at the new state-of-the-art Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center!

Download the Performing Arts Club flyer to learn more.
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Pitch Your Passion!
Nov 07, 2014
The Philadelphia Commission on Parks and Recreation is launching a citywide initiative inviting you to make a “pitch” for innovative ideas to improve Philadelphia’s parks and recreation system. All ideas will receive public recognition, and the best ones will get help from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff to turn your passion into reality.

Learn more on the Pitch Your Passion Philly Facebook page.
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November 2014 Newsletter
Oct 23, 2014
October 2014 Newsletter
Sep 25, 2014