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March 2015 Newsletter
Feb 26, 2015
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.
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.
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
: 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.
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
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
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.
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.
November 2014 Newsletter
Oct 23, 2014
October 2014 Newsletter
Sep 25, 2014
September 2014 Newsletter
Aug 28, 2014
August 2014 Newsletter
Jul 31, 2014
July 2014 Newsletter
Jun 20, 2014
It's a Small World at The Oval
Jun 09, 2014
Start your summer with a day of friendly international competition and BMW MINI cars at “It’s a Small World at The Oval" on June 21. 

The World Cup screening begins at noon. For complete scheduling details, visit The Oval Calendar of Events.
2014 Summer Camp Brochure
Jun 05, 2014
Download our 2014 Summer Camp Brochure (PDF) to get a snapshot of what we have to offer.
The Meeting: A Play by Jeff Stetson
May 27, 2014
Featuring Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Tarik Karim EI-Shabazz, Esq. and Walter Deshields in a riveting performance portraying a fictional meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

Ticket price: $20/$25

For tickets, visit the Dell Box Office, or, or call 215-685-9560. Group rates available.
June 2014 Newsletter
May 22, 2014