At a city council hearing this past week, Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis unveiled sweeping changes in the supervision of non-swimmers:
Beginning July 17th and running through August 18th, it will be turned into a seashore-themed “Park on the Parkway,” featuring areas to relax, learn, and grab a bite.
“We simply do not have the space in Philadelphia to allow for safe operation of these vehicles and to create a buffer to help prevent community and environmental disruptions,” said parks commissioner Michael Diberardinis.
More surveillance cameras may be part of the answer as city officials briefed City Council on what they admit is an ‘uptick’ in violence at recreation centers and in the parks.
Turning acres of little-used paved surfaces at Philadelphia school yards into parkland is the goal of a program being launched tomorrow by city officials.
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.