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Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

(Councilman Bobby Henon grabs some sports gear at a distribution point set up in Northern Liberties.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

City’s ‘Philly Play’ Summer Sports Program Gets Underway

The program, started last year by Councilman Bobby Henon, is being expanded to ten targeted recreation centers, one in each councilmanic district.

06/25/2014

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Runners Get Set For 35th Annual Broad Street Run

The largest ten-mile race in the U-S hits the ground running for the 35th time Sunday morning, as participants and spectators get set for the annual Broad Street Run.

05/02/2014

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Deadline Extended To Register For Broad Street Run

The original deadline was Thursday, Feb. 13, but that was extended due to the number of power outages in the area following last week’s storm.

02/09/2014

Kids at Vogt Recreation Center enjoy splashing. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia Opens First Pool With A Splash

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation opened its first pool Thursday – just in time for the first day of summer and the last day of school.

06/21/2013

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Philadelphia Rec Centers Show Down In Online Video Battle

Sixteen Philadelphia recreation centers are going head to head March Madness style.

03/09/2013

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Top Upcoming Theater Events In The Philadelphia Area

While theater choices in summer are limited, there are still fun events going on all over the Philadelphia area.

07/16/2012

(The current, paved schoolyard at the William Dick Elementary School.  Photo provided by Phila. Dept. of Parks and Recreation.)

City To Convert Blacktop Into Parkland At Philadelphia Schools

Turning acres of little-used paved surfaces at Philadelphia school yards into parkland is the goal of a program being launched tomorrow by city officials.

05/09/2012