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Christmas Tree Recycling Begins In Philadelphia Today

The trees, dropped off at specific locations, are put to use by the Department of Parks and Recreation for composting or shredded for mulch.

01/07/2013

(Rebecca Rhynhart testifies at a Philadelphia City Council budget hearing on the Parks and Recreation Department.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Budget Hearing Focuses On Parks Department’s Changing Fortunes

Supporters of Philadelphia’s vast Fairmount Park system packed City Council chambers on Tuesday, urging the lawmakers to restore park system funding that has been cut in recent years.

04/17/2012

(The newly renovated Hunting Park Field.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

With Assist From Ryan Howard, Renovated Baseball Field Opens In Hunting Park

Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard was in the Hunting Park section of the city on Friday to help dedicate a new “field of dreams” for the neighborhood.

04/13/2012

(A newly planted tree is unveiled at 19th and Market Streets by Paul Levy of the Center City District, left, and Michael DiBerardinis of the city's Parks and Recreation Department.  Credit:  John McDevitt)

City of Philadelphia Digging In On Its Tree-Planting Mission

Thousands of dollars are being raised to increase the street canopy in Philadelphia.

12/07/2011