Call to Action: Share Your Philadelphia Park Story

In Philadelphia, the beginning of Autumn is synonymous with a long-awaited break in humidity and the gradual change of leaves. As city’s foliage begins to mirror its proliferation of red-bricked buildings, there’s no better time to contemplate your experience with Philadelphia’s numerous parks.

We want to hear about your experience with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation system for our ongoing series, Park Stories. At the Philadelphia Parks Alliance, we acknowledge that every resident has a personal relationship with his/her local park, and we want to chronicle and disseminate these many individual stories.

Our local slice of West Fairmount Park - Photo by Philadelphia Parks Alliance

Our local slice of West Fairmount Park - Photo by Philadelphia Parks Alliance

Whether you simply enjoy strolling through the square, you’re actively involved in park advocacy, or you work with your local rec center, we value your input. Your stories help shed light on the critical need for both funding and community engagement within Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation system.

If you are interested in sharing your experiences, please email us at friends@philaparks.org with the subject line “park stories.” You can share your photos, an anecdote, or set up a quick interview with us. It’s a quick and easy way to make a difference and include your voice in the discussion over Philly’s public spaces. We hope to hear from you soon!