Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and TD Bank are partnering with local and national organizations to celebrate urban trees on Arbor Day at Philadelphia’s historic Wissinoming Park. Dozens of arborists from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Pennsylvania Delaware Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture will climb and prune the many large trees at the park, volunteers from TreePhilly sponsor TD Bank will help with tree maintenance and activities, and local school students will do fun activities to learn about tree care and tree identification.
Philadelphia, PA - Center City's Potbelly Sandwich Shop is located in the 7 Penn Center at 1635 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA - This April, “Earth Month,” The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for the third year, including a park in Philadelphia. Through Meet Me at the Park, Philadelphia residents will chose one of three local parks to receive a $20,000 grant.
Philadelphia Pa. – As Streets Department crews continue salting and plowing, Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis lifted the snow emergency declaration at 1 p.m. today. This means that parking is again allowed on snow emergency routes. The Philadelphia Parking Authority will resume enforcement of all parking violations beginning at 4 p.m. The discounted parking rates at PPA Center City garages will continue until 4 p.m. Anyone entering the garage after 4 p.m. will pay normal rates.
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell announced the completion and results of the Fairmount Park Deer Management program for winter 2017 and rescinded the temporary curfew for the West Fairmount Park, Cobbs Creek Park, Tacony Creek Park, Wissahickon Valley and Pennypack Park areas of the Fairmount Park system.
Implementation of the project began in December 2016 and was conducted on 14 nights over the next 113 weeks. In total, 281 deer were removed, 44 from West Fairmount Park, 77 from the Wissahickon Valley, 28 from Cobbs Creek Park, 11 from Tacony Creek Park and 121 from Pennypack Park. The project was conducted with safety as a paramount concern and carried out with the utmost efficiency and minimal inconvenience to the public. As a result of the project, over 7,000 pounds of venison were distributed through local food banks to feed needy people in the Philadelphia area.
The amount of deer removed represents a significant step toward reversing the impact of deer overpopulation on the vegetation in these forests and reducing the number of deer-vehicle collisions on Philadelphia roadways. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation will continue to monitor the deer populations in all of its park areas and take the necessary actions to control those populations.
Philadelphia, PA - The Department of Revenue announced today that the City of Philadelphia has received $6.4 million dollars in collections for the second month of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, slightly exceeding revenue projections for February.
PHILADELPHIA PA – On Saturday, March 11, 2017, Southwark School, a City of Philadelphia designated community school funded by the City of Philadelphia Soda Tax will host a Literacy Town Hall to educate families and community members about the importance of early childhood literacy.