FDR Park

(Taylor Sirolli, from St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, takes her turn at bat with the Tri-Cape team at the Carpenter Cup softball classic, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

High School Softball Tourney Underway Again in South Philadelphia

Some 250 players were hitting the fields at FDR Park for the 11th annual Phillies Softball Carpenter Cup.


Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Group Proposes Plan To Build Indoor Bike Track For FDR Park In South Philadelphia

The group is called Project 250, for the 250 meter hardwood track that would go inside the proposed velodrome. Detailed plans to be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission, next month, call for a swooping, oval, structure to be built on four acres at the east side of the park, along Broad Street.


(Credit: John McDevitt)

Taney Dragons Parade Throughout City To Celebrate LLWS Run

It was a big day for Philadelphia’s standout little league team — the Taney Dragons — who floated through Center City Wednesday.


(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

In South Philly, H.S. Softball Players Hoping To Get Noticed By College Coaches

The Softball Carpenter Cup Classic, sponsored by the Phillies, features 16 teams of high school sophomores and juniors on the field, and college coaches measuring players’ readiness to move to the next level.



Zombies Strut Their Stuff In South Philadelphia On Sunday

By using make-up artists and the theatrical zombie theme, the 4,5000 runners taking part in the sold-out 5K event where they run as either zombies or living zombie prey.


No humans were harmed in this dramatization (photo provided)

Early Registration For ‘The Zombie Run’ Ends Sunday

Two local college students are organizing a 5K Zombie Run set for Philadelphia in the spring and early registration ends tomorrow.


(The charred remains of a playset at FDR Park in South Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

South Philadelphia Man Charged With Arson Of FDR Park Playground

A man who lives near FDR Park in South Philadelphia has been charged with a recent arson of the playground there that all but destroyed it.


(The charred remains of a playset at FDR Park in South Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Arson at a South Philadelphia Playground: ‘Act of Evil,’ Says Mayor

The mayor has announced a reward fund which had, by the end of his press conference, more than doubled to $11,000 for the arrest and conviction of whoever set the fire.



Huge Turnout For Canine Fashion Show And PAWS Fundraiser At FDR Park

Philadelphia’s largest rescue organization and only no-kill shelter, held its 5th Annual Mutt Strut in South Philadelphia Sunday morning.



Dads & Sons Skateboarding Group, Sk8 The St8s, Rolls Through Philadelphia

A group of young skateboarders from Seattle know all about teamwork and are in sync with the twists and turns they come across at each skate park they tackle.