Each month, Parks & Rec receives media coverage of our programs, projects, and sites. Here are some highlights from the past month.

Aug. 20, 2018: “Dendy feels like magic,” writes photographer Maggie Loesch about Dendy Playground at 10th & Oxford Streets in North Philly. Her piece for PlanPhilly’s “Eyes on the Street” describes how Dendy’s pool, play areas, and basketball courts serve as an oasis from the summer heat. The piece also features numerous photos.

Sept. 1, 2018: In Philly Magazine’s “My Favorite Place” feature, famed chef Michael Solomonov gave a shout-out to Lloyd Hall’s Cosmic Cafe. He praised the shop’s kale-apple juice, which he enjoys after a run along the Schuylkill River.

Sept. 4, 2018: The South Philly Review’s Tom Beck wrote an inspiring piece about Grays Ferry resident Markus Mitchell. Markus participated in the TechServ Scholars AmeriCorps Program and worked at Parks & Rec. His training and experience has brought him job offers, including one at Parks & Rec.

Sept. 18, 2018: “Think of it as a Four Seasons Hotel for birds,” writes Alan Jaffe in his “Naturally Philly” column for BillyPenn. This was one of many pieces written about the opening of The Discovery Center in Fairmount Park. Jaffe documented the development of the Center and its unique features.

Sept. 20, 2018: Our announcement about the TreePhilly program expansion received a lot of great press. Frank Kummer, writing for Philly.com, quoted Parks & Rec’s Erica Smith Fichman as she described the impact of TD Bank’s donation: “It’s a really huge monetary support for TreePhilly and allows us to expand the work we are doing.”

Sept. 20, 2018: Philly.com’s Stephanie Farr wrote a detailed piece on Rittenhouse Square’s beloved Billy the goat. The original, 99-year-old statue was replaced by an exact replica on September 21. Farr quotes Nancy Heinzen, a board member of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square: “He was so loved he turned to gold.”

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