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Phila. Parks and Recreation Dept.

(City and neighborhood leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon at Francisville Playground.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Refurbished Playground Puts New Sparkle on a Fairmount Enclave

City Council president Darrell Clarke says the $275,000 restoration project was completed in about a month.

09/25/2013

(A section of the Ben Franklin Parkway gets a coat of yellow paint to simulate a beach environment.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘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.

07/11/2013

(A homeowner stands next to a street tree that did not survive in Northeast Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Officials Still Dealing With Storm-Damaged Trees

About 750 “street” trees have come down since the storm, not counting trees that have fallen in parklands.

11/02/2012

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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.

09/11/2012

(Rebecca Rhynhart testifies at a Philadelphia City Council budget hearing on the Parks and Recreation Department.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Budget Hearing Focuses On Parks Department’s Changing Fortunes

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.

04/17/2012

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Mayor Nutter Urges Residents To Use City Parks

The new Parks and Recreation Department has been busy restoring Philadelphia’s parks over the past few years.

10/09/2010

Parks and Rec Dept. Debuts

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.

06/24/2010

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