• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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A photographer reflects on a summer oasis: Dendy Playground

Dendy feels like magic. That’s the thought that ran through my mind the first time I went to my neighborhood rec…

What if it rained? How a rec center changed one life, and could change more

Every time it rains, the Hunting Park Recreation Center has to shut down activities because of a hole in the roof. …

In Common: The Oval stretches car-free play onto the Parkway this summer

Our series about Philly's changing public spaces continues with a trip on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Ashley Hahn checks in on…

In Common: Centennial Commons carves out space for East Parkside neighbors to connect

Next up in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn heads to Parkside Edge to see how this project…

In Common: Finding a new LOVE

First up in a series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn heads to LOVE Park looking for love and finds…

Bartram’s Mile trail aims to connect Southwest Philly neighbors to river and city beyond

As the Schuylkill River Trail has grown southward from Center City along the eastern bank of the tidal Schuylkill, it’s gained…

Spotted: A poolside pop-up in Francisville

Built-in wooden deck loungers and palm trees overlook clear blue water, and patio sets grace the lawn. These are not the…

Beginner's Guide to Philadelphia's Public Pools

Philly has more free, outdoor public pools than any city in the country and lucky for us pool season kicks off…

Funding Common Ground: Parks, programming and unfulfilled potential

Philadelphia has amazing park and recreation resources, yet the city consistently under-commits funds to maintain and plan for improving these assets.…

Calling city runners to crowdsource run-ins and amenities

Alon Abramson wants to help Philly become the best running city possible - and runners, he wants your help. Abramson, who…

$1.7 million for Bartram's Mile as swing bridge study continues

Now that the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk is open, it’s time to look downriver to the next stretch of Schuylkill River Trail…

Parks & Rec paves Poquessing Creek Trail

When most people think of Philly's far Northeast, they think of relatively suburban neighborhoods, driven by a post-WWII development and characterized…

Geotechnical work, progress at Carpenter Green

If you've passed 17th and Carpenter streets recently, you may have noticed activity on the eight vacant lots waiting to be…

Back to the future to renew Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park is like Philadelphia itself: A legacy asset with unrealized potential. We are the lucky beneficiaries of the prescient 19th…

Have a say in The Woodlands' future

How do you balance the sensitivity required to operate an active cemetery, with the need to preserve and share the rich…

Sensitivity and the search for common ground at Weccacoe Playground / Bethel Burying Ground

Each marker and memorial at the Bethel Burial Ground in Queen Village was intended to endure. But forever is a long…

Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events,…

Fitler Square refreshed

“They’re back and they’re beautiful,” said Cecil Smith, enjoying his first spring morning in Fitler Square, sitting on one of the…

TEDxPhiladelphia: The new classroom of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop…

East Park Canoe House to be restored for Temple rowing

The Schuylkill River's East Park Canoe House and Temple University’s rowing teams are getting new leases on life. The City announced…

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