An Overview of this Summer’s Pop-Up Programming

A look at how this year’s pop-up programming impacted local communities. | Cover photo credit: Parks on Tap | by Krisann Janowitz This year, Philadelphia has experienced pop-up programming all around the city like never before. Thanks to Philadelphia’s Parks & Recreation Department, many of this programming has occurred in our city’s vibrant parks and recreation centers with attractions like Parks on Tap, Swim Philly, and Movies in the … Continue reading An Overview of this Summer’s Pop-Up Programming

Neighborhood Dinner for the Community of Towey Rec

by Alex Sanyal and Sara Reckahn The Towey Recreation Center, also known as the Towey Playground, was bustling on Thursday night as community members gathered for the second of a series of neighborhood dinners to discuss new programs and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming year. Evelina Bodón of the Towey Advisory Council and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance, George Matysik, opened the evening … Continue reading Neighborhood Dinner for the Community of Towey Rec

Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Proposal: Our Kids are Worth It

by Alexa Zizzi and Zuri Hoffman It’s a Saturday afternoon on one of the hottest days of the summer. Full of energy and short attention spans, most Philadelphia kids are on their summer break from school and are eagerly searching for outdoor activities to pass the time. While many suburban kids have the luxury of going to their local recreation center, that is not the case … Continue reading Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Proposal: Our Kids are Worth It