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Citywide Recreation Advisory Council (PRAC) Meeting
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Citywide Recreation Advisory Council (PRAC) Meeting

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 or by email at friends@philaparks.org

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Building Community Through Play
Sep
10
2:30pm 2:30pm

Building Community Through Play

  • Philadelphia City Hall, North Apron Plaza (map)
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Join the Philadelphia Parks AllianceNext CityGehl Studio, and WURD Radio for a family-friendly public conversation about the vital role that public parks and recreation centers play in changing neighborhoods. The discussion will be followed by a celebration of play with refreshments, live music and interactive installations from local makers and doers including Park(ing) Day PhiladelphiaPublic WorkshopTiny WPASmarterPlay by Studio Ludo and JeffDesign,  and Philly Space Girls

The afternoon will open with a brief presentation of new data derived from public life surveys done at two Philadelphia rec centers and reporting produced by Next City as part of its Philadelphia in Flux series supported by the William Penn Foundation.

A panel discussion including community parks advocates, urban designers and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell will explore how parks and rec centers are currently serving neighborhoods with changing needs, and how investments in physical and civic infrastructure can be a force for good. Panelists will offer perspective on how communities can successfully organize to improve their parks and public spaces, and answer questions from the audience. 

Following the public conversation, guests will have a chance to explore the interactive play installations by local designers and youth.  Kids are welcome and encouraged!

If you think a group from your center would need help getting to City Hall and back, let us know. The Parks Alliance may be able to provide free bus transportationbut we'd need to get a head count from you as soon as possible.

Let us know you're coming!
To RSVP: Call (215) 879-8159 or email mattie@philaparks.org

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