Playgrounds

The Fishtown Recreation Center in North Philadelphia is getting a makeover.

Creekside Experience is a tucked-away gem of a park where all-natural play features, including a treehouse, boulders, logs and a water play area, invite kids and their families to be active and connect with nature.

Just a stone’s throw from rushing traffic on South Santa Fe Drive, near where Big Dry Creek meets the South Platte River, is a tiny park with a big idea behind it.

This past Saturday, elected officials joined with the nonprofit organization From Lot to Spot to celebrate the grand opening of Rudolph Park in the City of Lawndale.

The new schoolyard is the latest in a city-wide public/private partnership between the School District of Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia, and national non-profit The Trust for Public Land to provide community green spaces in neighborhoods lacking high-quality outdoor places to play. The work advances the Kenney administration’s vision to create a more equitable citywide network of parks and community spaces.

Dion Waiters, a key reserve on the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, returned to his old Southwest Center City elementary school Thursday, less than two weeks after his younger brother was murdered in Point Breeze.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters today gave $10,000 to help create a new schoolyard at his former elementary school, the E.M. Stanton School in South Philadelphia.

Today, the historic Fishtown neighborhood is emerging as a hub for contemporary arts, food, and music, and the school is working with The Trust for Public Land to transform its rundown asphalt schoolyard into a vibrant place for outdoor play and learning.

At recess—as in life—everyone falls down sometimes. But until recently, taking a tumble at William Dick School in north Philadelphia could earn you some particularly nasty scrapes and bruises. The schoolyard was more vacant lot than playground, says... Read more

Experts in urban planning at The Trust for Public Land are rounding out a year-long study to determine which Camden neighborhoods need more parks and flood control the most We'll then work with city partners and community members to find a location and create a vision for a new park that meets both of those needs.

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