In the last month, Parks & Rec received great media coverage for its end-of-summer programming, as well as a variety of upcoming events, programs, and projects! 

Here are some highlights from the past month.

August 12: Kendrick Recreation Center received a shout out by The Review for hosting a combined outing for the four local Philadelphia Parks & Recreation summer camps.

August 19: Pool closures are always a sad part of the summer’s end. 6ABC shared the closure dates, and reminded us that all spraygrounds are open until September.

August 26: Fall at Parks & Rec means free tree giveaways!

August 27: Another sign that we’re heading into fall? Parks & Rec’s annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup! More coverage of the tournament included an incredibly inspiring story of a Philly teen battling cancer is using soccer to help him fight through it.

August 28: More recreation center love came from WHYY. On one of the last days of summer, a piece came out on the first days of summer at Gathers Recreation Center.

September 1: Our friends at Billy Penn shared the news of our upcoming Boxers’ Trail 5k Run/Walk on the trail Joe Frazier made famous.

September 3: Former Eagle Connor Barwin’s Make the World Better Foundation’s (MTWBF) benefit concert returned to the Dell Music Center this year.

September 9: Windsor Johnston of WHYY told the story of Parks & Rec’s unique ‘Work to Ride’ program and about the Philly teens benefitting from it.

September 10: Torresdale Playground reopened after a $1.4 million dollar renovation. 6ABC shared the celebration and showcased the beautiful transformation.  

September 14: Justin Udo of KYW NewsRadio highlighted how the Unity Cup helps promote soccer to the city’s youth.

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