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.
Refurbished Playground Puts New Sparkle on a Fairmount EnclaveCity Council president Darrell Clarke says the $275,000 restoration project was completed in about a month.
'The Oval,' Philadelphia's Newest Play Area, Set For Opening Next Wednesday Eakins Oval, the traffic circle in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is being transformed into a family-friendly play space for the summer.
Philadelphia Officials Still Dealing With Storm-Damaged TreesAbout 750 "street" trees have come down since the storm, not counting trees that have fallen in parklands.
Nutter Vetoes $4 Surcharge on Parking Tickets The plan conceived by Councilman Mark Squilla would have $2 going to the Philadelphia Parking Authority for taxi and limousine enforcement and the other $2 to the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Philadelphia Budget Hearing Focuses On Parks Department's Changing FortunesSupporters 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.
Mayor Nutter Urges Residents To Use City ParksThe new Parks and Recreation Department has been busy restoring Philadelphia's parks over the past few years.
Parks and Rec Dept. Debuts