Fundraising Workshop
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Fundraising Workshop

  • Philadelphia Parks Alliance

Are you an Advisory Council member in need of greater resources for your Recreation Center? Do you want to learn how to find and attain these resources?

Well the Parks Alliance is here for you! We want to equip you with fundraising techniques that will help you help your recreation center! Join us for a Fundraising Workshop purposefully designed for YOU as rec center Advisory Council members! 

City Council Budget Hearing
Apr
26
2:00 pm14:00

City Council Budget Hearing

  • City Hall, 4th Floor

On April 26th in Room 400 of City Hall, the Philadelphia City Council will be holding one of a series of hearings on the 2018 budget. During this session the council will discuss the Program-Based budgeting for Parks and Recreation, with an address by Parks and Rec Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell. We'd love to have you there to help show our support for increasing the Parks and Rec budget so that all our rec centers can have the funds they need to provide the services we want. If you can attend please RSVP by phone at (215)-879-8159, or by filling out the form below: 

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City Council Budget Hearing
May
3
5:00 pm17:00

City Council Budget Hearing

On Wednesday May 3rd at 5:00pm in Room 400 of City Hall, the Philadelphia City Council will be holding another Budget Hearing. This hearing will feature public testimony so if you would like to provide comments you can be added to the speakers list by emailing budget.hearings@phila.gov or calling 215-686-3407. Whether you would like to give testimony or not, we would love to have you there to show support for increasing the Parks and Recreation budget! Please RSVP by phone at (215)-879-8159, email at friends@philaparks.org or by going to philaparks.org/springrsvp.

Moms and Daughters Pumptrack Instructional & Ride
May
14
9:00 am09:00

Moms and Daughters Pumptrack Instructional & Ride

In coordination with the Philly Pumptrack, the Parks Alliance is co-hosting a Mother’s Day morning ride. BMX bikes will be provided, but participants can also bring their own bikes. This will be a Ladies Only special event with an extra hour to allow for drop-in and we will give some start-up lessons. We will not turn away ‘lil sons 10 and under. We will have the bike fleet out & free T's for the kids.

Parks Alliance Quizzo w/ Barry Bessler
May
17
8:00 pm20:00

Parks Alliance Quizzo w/ Barry Bessler

Join us for an exciting evening of LOVE YOUR PARK themed Quizzo Friday May 17th at 8 pm at Maggie’s On the Waterfront! Renowned Quizzo expert, Barry Bessler will moderate and the top two teams will win a prize basket full of exciting swag! It's recommended that interested participants form groups of no more than six and contact the bar at (215) 637-6716 to reserve your spot!

PARK TOUR with Bob Thomas: Historic Sites and Parks via 15 Trolley
May
20
8:00 am08:00

PARK TOUR with Bob Thomas: Historic Sites and Parks via 15 Trolley

  • Park Tour Starting Point

The historic #15 Trolley has served Girard Avenue across the entire city since 1859, and now uses trolleys almost 70 years old.  Join Bob Thomas for a guided ride on this historic line from West Philadelphia to the Delaware River, stopping along the way at an extraordinary mix of historic sites and parks old and new.

Citywide Recreation Advisory Council (PRAC) Meeting
May
23
6:30 pm18:30

Citywide Recreation Advisory Council (PRAC) Meeting

  • Murphy Recreation Center

Learn more about advising and getting involved with your local recreation center! Hosted by PRAC President, Mike McCrea, the citywide Advisory Council meetings are a great opportunity to hear what other communities are doing at their rec centers--and what the Parks Alliance and PRAC are doing to bolster the system throughout the city! Please RSVP by phone at (215)-879-8159, by email at friends@philaparks.org or by visiting philaparks.org/springrsvp

PARK TOUR with Bob Thomas: Unprotected Historic Treasures of Fairmount Park
Jun
14
5:00 pm17:00

PARK TOUR with Bob Thomas: Unprotected Historic Treasures of Fairmount Park

Amazingly, there are a sizable number of historic treasures in Fairmount Park that are not protected by listing in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Join Bob Thomas, who also serves as Chair of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, for a walk through the Park to beautiful but sometimes ignored buildings, sculpture, bridges and gardens which would benefit from this protection.  An optional dinner with a discussion on the work of the Commission, and of solutions to problems faced in protecting such gems follows at a café on the Ben Franklin Parkway.


Community Dinner at Schmidt Playground
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Community Dinner at Schmidt Playground

  • Schmidt Playground

Want to learn more about what's happening at the playground? Join us for a discussion on building the advisory council, potential programming, and upcoming volunteer opportunities. 

PARK TOUR with Bob Thomas: Great Schuylkill to Susquehanna Passage
Apr
8
8:00 am08:00

PARK TOUR with Bob Thomas: Great Schuylkill to Susquehanna Passage

Join Bob Thomas for a rare opportunity to visit some of the most scenic sections of this trail being assembled between Independence Hall in Philadelphia with the State Capitol in Harrisburg. We’ll enjoy beautiful views ranging from spring planting in Lancaster County to sweeping views of remote parts of the Susquehanna River. We’ll have a picnic lunch out amongst the scenic cliffs, woods and farmland, and conclude the day’s adventure over a tasty dinner with a discussion of the development of long-distance trails in Pennsylvania. Trip fee includes the Parks Alliance’s full hiker’s breakfast, with a chance to review the leader’s library of books and maps about the area, and the guided driving and hiking tour of key sections of the Trail, but not lunch nor dinner. Transportation will be via car pools—participants are expected to share expenses.

Community Dinner at Baker Playground
Apr
6
5:30 pm17:30

Community Dinner at Baker Playground

  • Baker Playground

Join us for a discussion on building a volunteer base, potential programming, and upcoming volunteer opportunities at Baker Playground, located at 5431-43 Lansdowne Ave. on the corner of Lansdowne Ave. and N. Conestoga St.

Community Dinner at Anderson Cultural Center
Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Community Dinner at Anderson Cultural Center

  • John Anderson Cultural Center

Join the community near John Anderson Cultural Center for a community dinner sponsored by the Philadelphia Parks Alliance! Come visit the Center, have a great meal, and find out more about getting involved in the community!

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PARC- Parks and Recreation Commision Meeting
Jan
23
6:00 pm18:00

PARC- Parks and Recreation Commision Meeting

  • Guerin Recreation Center

Want to know what’s going on with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and get the chance to speak directly to PPR Staff? The Parks and Recreation Commission holds meetings during the year and travels to parks, recreation centers and facilities throughout the city. The Commission invites and encourages anyone interested in learning about what’s going on with the Commission and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to attend. Members of the public are encouraged to speak directly to the Commission and Parks & Recreation staff on matters that interest them.

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Community Dinner at Glavin Rec Center (aka A&W)
Jan
19
6:30 pm18:30

Community Dinner at Glavin Rec Center (aka A&W)

  • Glavin Playground

Join the community near Glavin Playground for a community dinner sponsored by the Philadelphia Parks Alliance! Come visit the Center, have a great meal, and find out more about getting involved in the community!

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Carmella Playground Community Brunch
Jan
14
10:00 am10:00

Carmella Playground Community Brunch

  • Carmella Playground

Join the community near Carmella Playground for a community brunch sponsored by the Philadelphia Parks Alliance! Come visit the Center, have a great meal, and find out more about getting involved in the community!

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