Park Design and Development

Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Council President Darrell L.

Like any new leader taking over a large, complex organization, the next mayor of Philadelphia will have a host of options when setting the administration's priorities, and these choices will greatly influence how the city changes in the future.

Through the identification of schoolyards within the city’s green infrastructure priority areas, targeting specific stormwater management goals, playgrounds like P.S. 261 can have an immediate impact on water quality within their local watersheds

For decades, an odd-shaped lot on King Boulevard in South Los Angeles sat vacant. Though fenced off from trespassers, trash collected inside its borders and the weeds grew brown and brittle.

A four-acre park and playground in Bridgeport’s East End is about to get a major makeover. Mayor Bill Finch announced Tuesday that the city will soon begin transforming Johnson Oak Park, as well as the grounds of the adjacent Jettie S. Tisdale Elementary... Read more

“There is poop going into the East River,” the teacher says, sprinkling black specks onto a cutaway model consisting of buildings, streets, and sewer pipes. It is week three of design class at P.S.

The Edwin M. Stanton School in South Philadelphia has a lot to be proud of-small class sizes, a lively school spirit, and strong community relationships.

For the students of Philadelphia's John M. Patterson Elementary School, recess means having to play on a deteriorating concrete yard. And with no shaded areas to escape the noonday sun, outdoor activities for the kids are limited.

Students at John H. Taggart Elementary School in South Philadelphia got a crash course in parks and recreation. And they couldn't be more excited.

We have been working with Denver nonprofit Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) to transform 5 acres in the city's Montbello neighborhood into a restored natural area with native gardens, educational kiosks, walking trails, and interactive nature play... Read more

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