Waring Elementary School students helped celebrate by dancing at Clemente Recreation Center, where deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis said that kids like them were his chief motivation to cut his deparment’s carbon footprint.
Under the order, smoking is prohibited in more than 125 Philadelphia neighborhood parks, including dozens in the sprawling Fairmount Park system, totalling 11,000 acres of public space.
Councilman Jim Kenney suggested that the renovation of Love Park include a section for skateboarders, who once flocked there from around the world.
Philadelphia officials are hoping to expand a new model for providing after-school and summer activities for youth.
This L-shaped extension will start at Monkevitch Playground, in the shadow of I-95, and go down past Pulaski Park to Lewis Street, wrapping around the fruit distribution center and city dump.
Religious leaders have asked for a temporary injunction to halt new city regulations that bar “the free distribution of food to three or more members of the public” on city parklands.
Mayor Nutter wants City Hall to make JFK Plaza more user friendly.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s new budget has some fine print that could be bad news for the City of Philadelphia’s recreation department.