FY 2015 Budget Campaign - $1 MILLION INCREASE FOR PARKS & REC!

In mid July, City Council and Mayor Nutter approved an additional $500,000 increase in operating funding for the Department of Parks and Recreation. This is in addition to the $500,000 increase for parks and recreation programming in FY2015 that was proposed by Mayor Nutter and approved by City Council on June 19, 2014-- for a grand total of $1,000,000 for Parks & Recreation in FY 2015!

Parks Alliance and advocates call for funding increase at the FY 2015 PPR Budget Hearing

Thank you for all of your work to ensure that parks and recreation facilities get the attention and resources that they deserve!

In Spring 2014, the Parks Alliance led a campaign which called on the Mayor and City Council to Restore $5 Million to Parks and Recreation and Invest in Programming. Your participation in our campaign will make it possible for citizens to experience parks and recreation programs that expand their horizons and inspire them to live healthy, successful and fulfilling lives. THANK YOU for:

►Raising your hands and standing strong with the Parks Alliance at City Council Budget Hearing for Parks and Recreation
►Being a part of Parks Alliance teams that meet with Mayor Nutter and individual Councilmembers
►Joining the Parks Alliance for our Day at the Hall
►Sending letters and calling our elected officials
►Making your voice heard by testifying at City Council budget hearings
►Ensuring that parks and recreation remain a priority with decision makers

There is still much work to be done and many opportunities to impact future funding, including the 2015 Mayoral and City Council elections. We look forward to partnering with you to keep the momentum going.

Download our FY2015 Budget Analysis and Briefing Paper, Parkfacts 2014: How does Philadelphia Compare?  and our 2014 Philadelphia Parks by the Numbers below to learn more.