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‘Parklets’ Return To Philadelphia For Summer 2014

The small green spaces, which are located inside parallel parking spaces at several spots throughout the city, offer Philadelphians temporary places to relax, sit, eat and enjoy the scenery.

04/16/2014

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NJ Weighs Smoking Ban At Beaches And Parks

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state.

02/20/2014

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Pennsylvania State Parks And Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary, Ellen Ferretti, reminds all Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual despite the government shut down.

10/02/2013

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Top Spots To See Fall Foliage

Lucky for us, there are more than a few places near Philly to see those autumn leaves in all their glory—and before they go up in smoke on that totally illegal bonfire in your neighbor’s backyard.

09/25/2013

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Top Outdoor Theaters In Philadelphia

If you love both the arts and being outdoors, there are a few locations in Philly and the suburbs where you can relax, picnic and enjoy some live entertainment.

06/07/2013

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Smoking Ban Passed In Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Cherry Hill Council members have passed an ordinance Monday night that will ban smoking in any Township-owned area.

11/26/2012

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New Schuylkill River Bridge To Open Oct. 20th

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new city bridge will be open to the public as of next Sunday, Oct. 20th. The Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge, a 95-foot-long structure that connects the Schuylkill Banks to Schuylkill […]

10/12/2012

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Rittenhouse Square Ranked One Of The Nation’s Most Popular

According to one social media network, Rittenhouse Square is among the top 20 most popular parks in the United States.

09/20/2012

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Nutter Announces Plan To Prevent Teen Mischief This Summer

“Every rec center open, every library open, every park open, every pool open this summer,” he said.

05/17/2012

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Gov. Christie’s New Parks Plan Has Some Environmental Groups Angry

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced a plan to begin privatization of the state’s park system in an attempt to bridge an operating deficit now pegged at some $31 million.

11/06/2011

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New Park Is Part Of Major Facelift For Delaware River Waterfront

It’s been decades since a park opened along Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront, but the opening of “Washington Avenue Green” at Pier 53 is the first step in what looks to be a long reclamation project.

10/28/2010