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City of Philadelphia, School District of Philadelphia to Receive Donation from Kevin Hart

Hometown celebrity gives back to local schools and recreation centers.     Philadelphia, October 30, 2013–  Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Kevin Hart will visit several schools across the City to meet with students, teachers and administrators, whose schools will

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Mayor Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, St. Joseph’s Prep, LISC, and Philadelphia Eagles Announce Restoration of North Philadelphia Field

Philadelphia, August 12, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter gathered with city officials and community members to announce plans to restore the field located at 11th Street & Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia. The $2.5 million restoration project

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Mayor Nutter Launches Philadelphia’s New Shape of Fun – The Oval

Eakins Oval transformed into the “Park on the Parkway”   Philadelphia, July 11, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter officially announced details for The Oval, an initiative to provide programming and amenities at Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 

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Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Kicks-Off 2013 Pool Season

Philadelphia, June 21, 2013 – Deputy Mayor for Environmental & Community Resources Michael DiBerardinis, along with Councilmen Henon and O’Brien, kicked-off the 2013 pool season at Vogt Recreation Center (6700 Cottage St.) yesterday.  Beginning today, the remaining 69 pools will

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Mayor Nutter Cuts Ribbon for New Shawmont Trail

One-mile trail connects Phila to Mont Co. as part of larger Schuylkill River Trail and The Circuit.   Philadelphia, March 28, 2013–  Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia officials and federal officials gathered in Northwest Philadelphia to cut the

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Parks and Recreation Commission Seeks Public Comment On Audubon Society Outward Bound Proposal

Philadelphia, February 22, 2013 – The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission (PaRC) is inviting public input on a proposal by the National Audubon Society, an international non-profit conservation organization, and Outward Bound Philadelphia, an affiliate of the national Outward Bound

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Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Announces 2013 Treephilly CItywide Tree Giveaway Program

City will provide 2,500 free yard trees to property owners, businesses and residents to plant this spring   Philadelphia, February 15, 2013 – Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R) in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Wells Fargo & Company,

Posted in Agencies, Arts & Culture, Housing, Mayor's Press Releases, Neighborhoods, Parks and Recreation, Press Release, Recreation, Topics, Urban Development

Philadelphia Named America’s Most Bikable Large City

Philadelphia, December 21, 2012 – The website http://www.walkscore.com, in collaboration with researchers at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, announced this week that Philadelphia ranks as the ninth most bikeable city United States and the best city

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Parks and Recreation Commission Seeks Public Comment on Temple University Boathouse Row

Philadelphia, December 18, 2012 – The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission (PaRC) is inviting public input on a proposal by Temple University to build a new boathouse on the east bank of the Schuylkill River immediately adjacent to the Strawberry

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Mayor Nutter, Ed ASnider Foundation Celebrate Grand Reopening of Tarken Ice Rink

Philadelphia, November 9, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter, members of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and City officials celebrated the grand re-opening of the newly refurbished Tarken Ice Rink in the Oxford Circle neighborhood. This project was made

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