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(Elected officials join Josh Nims, crouching at left, in the ceremonial groundbreaking -- using skateboards as shovels -- for a new skate park.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Ground Broken For Skateboarding Park Near Ben Franklin Parkway

“Skateboarding is an art form, a way of life, and a very important part of Philadelphia’s culture and creative economy,” says Claire Laver, executive director of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund.

10/12/2012

(Mayor Nutter takes a moment to reflect at the dedication of Philadelphia's 9/11 memorial, along the Schuylkill River near 25th and Chestnut Streets.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Dedicates 9/11 Memorial On Banks of Schuylkill

This memorial includes a piece of an I-beam from one of the towers that was demolished in the terrorist attacks.

09/11/2012

(An artist’s rendering of the connector bridge. Credit: schuylkillbanks.org)

Dog Owners Meet With City Lawyers Over Schuylkill Banks’ Temporary Dog Run

Dog lovers and their lawyers have met with city attorneys to resolve issues about the size of a temporary dog-walking area at Schuylkill Banks, required to allow construction to get under way on a pedestrian bridge at the Locust Street opening of the park.

06/28/2011

(An artist's rendering of the connector bridge. Credit: schuylkillbanks.org)

Pet Owners Seek Injunction To Stop Construction Of Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge

An attorney hired by pet owners is seeking an injunction to stop construction of a pedestrian bridge at the Locust Street opening of Schuylkill Banks until they fix plans for their dog park.

06/28/2011

Navy Seals Coming to Schuykill Banks

by KYW’s Steve Tawa US navy seals will be landing their ‘special ops’ boats at Schuylkill Banks Wednesday afternoon, where there will be a tree planting for a ‘navy seal grove.’   It’s the second […]

07/06/2010

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