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!
- More trees, please! The Philadelphia Citizen reported on trees and how necessary our TreePhilly program is.
- The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote about the critical need for trees and our important work with community partners.
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.
- Philly Voice also shared the teen’s encouraging message.
- A story on William Block from Team England was also posted by Justin Udo at KYW.
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.
- The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Dan DeLuca highlighted this annual benefit which supports improvements at Parks & Rec sites such as the upcoming renovations at Vare Recreation Center.
- The concert was recommended by The Philadelphia Citizen which documented Connor’s recent visit to Vare.
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.