Defenders And Opponents Clash Over City's First Protected Bike LaneCity officials proudly unveiled Philadelphia's first protected, one-way bike lane -- a ten block stretch through Penn and West Philly.
Phila. Dept. of Parks and Recreation Gets Incentive Payment For Trimming Energy UsageWaring 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.
Mayor Nutter Orders All City Parks To Be Smoke-Free, ImmediatelyUnder 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 Wants Renovated Love Park To Include a Skate ParkCouncilman Jim Kenney suggested that the renovation of Love Park include a section for skateboarders, who once flocked there from around the world.
West Phila. Partnership Leading The Way For Out-of-School Activity ProgramsPhiladelphia officials are hoping to expand a new model for providing after-school and summer activities for youth.
Construction Set To Begin on New Port Richmond Recreation TrailThis 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 Testify Against Philadelphia's Homeless Feeding BanReligious 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.
Nutter's Next Budget Includes $20 Million For Love Park MakeoverMayor Nutter wants City Hall to make JFK Plaza more user friendly.
Philadelphia Rec Dept. Head Warns Of Cutbacks If State Budget ScrimpsPennsylvania governor Tom Corbett's new budget has some fine print that could be bad news for the City of Philadelphia's recreation department.

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