Fairmount Park

Andy Maunder, President and tour guide for Awfully Nice Tours poses next to private tour van. (Credit: Dan Majka)

Hear Philly: An Awfully Nice Way To Experience Philadelphia

Whether it’s a private driving tour, a walking tour or a day on a Segway, Awfully Nice Tours allows you to experience the finest Philadelphia has to offer, from the city’s great history to it’s food and culture.

04/23/2014

(Volunteers work on trees in a section of Fairmount Park.  Photos by John Ostapkovich)

Tree Surgeon Volunteers Spruce Up a Section of Fairmount Park

This was the “Arbor Day of Service” by the local chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (“ISA”).

04/23/2014

Crash on MLK Drive on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Police: 2 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash On MLK Drive

At least two people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Fairmount Park Tuesday morning.

04/22/2014

Kidcast_Events

Kidcasting from the Cherry Blossom Festival

Children had the opportunity to be a KYW News Anchor at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park on April 13th, 2014.

04/14/2014

Cherry Blossom Festival

Top Parks In Philadelphia

When you’re ready to escape the chaos of the city, there are many parks located in and around Philadelphia that offer a relaxing break.

03/28/2014

High School Student Charged in Burlington County Murder

Authorities say a 19-year-old Willingboro man was arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found Wednesday afternoon in a Burlington County park.

03/27/2014

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Group Opposes City Council President’s Plan To Put Restaurants In Love Park

A group of Fairmount Park advocates says that Council president Darrell Clarke’s plan to put restaurants in Love Park would turn that famed site into “a food court.”

02/10/2014

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

In Fairmout Park, New Year ‘Countdown To Noon’ For The Young At Heart

The Countdown to Noon was accompanied by cheers as hundreds of parents and children crowded under the dome to watch the Please Touch Museum’s version of the ball drop.

12/31/2013

(Inside each "voting booth" at the Please Touch Museum was a "ballot box" and "ballots" to allow children to vote for their favorite book.  Credit: Justin Udo)

Please Touch Museum Brings Election Day Excitement To Younger Set

Kids at the Please Touch Museum were voting on their favorite book from among those read to them at story time.

11/05/2013

Accident

UPDATE: Mayor Nutter Assists Bicyclist Injured In Accident On MLK Drive

A bicyclist was injured along Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Philadelphia Thursday morning, and Mayor Nutter was one of the first to call 911.

10/31/2013

(Laurel Hill Mansion, rendered in gingerbread by Karen Boyd for last year's display.  Photo by Anthony Singoga for Charms of Fairmount Park.)

What’s Cooking On 1060: Coffee, Tea, Gingerbread, and… Scrapple!

Several fabulous food-related events are coming up very soon in and around Philadelphia.

10/31/2013

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How To Compost In Philadelphia

The benefits of composting include boosting garden plant health and reducing the amount of organic waste that ends up in local landfills. Here is a simple guide to composting locally in Philadelphia.

10/28/2013

(Strawberry Mansion.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

The Strawberry Mansion, in North Philadelphia, Set For Grand Reopening

The Grande Dame of Philadelphia’s historic houses has had a facelift and is ready once again to receive visitors.

10/17/2013

(The rotunda of the Please Touch Museum, at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.   File photo provided)

Hoping To Renegotiate Debt, ‘Please Touch’ Museum Withholds Bond Payment

Lynn McMaster, the interim president and CEO of the children’s museum in Fairmount Park says the move will not affect the day-to-day operations of the popular children’s attraction.

09/04/2013

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4 Men Rescued From Wissahickon Creek

The men were apparently fishing in the creek near Lincoln Drive and Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park.

09/02/2013

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