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City Council president Darrell Clarke says the $275,000 restoration project was completed in about a month.
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.
About 750 “street” trees have come down since the storm, not counting trees that have fallen in parklands.
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.
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.
The new Parks and Recreation Department has been busy restoring Philadelphia’s parks over the past few years.
by KYW’s Hadas Kuznits Philadelphia’s parks department and the department of recreation have merged, kicking off the collaboration with new projects in Fishtown.