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  • LOVE Your Park Week is almost here! - Love Your Park Week - Love Your Park Week
    to volunteer The staff are running around the city getting ready for the big service day on Saturday If you would like to volunteer no need to go through the registration process please feel free to find a park on the map and arrive on Saturday to help out We are watching the weather closely Each park project leader will be making the call about whether to hold their service

    Original URL path: http://loveyourpark.org/2014/05/08/love-your-park-week-is-almost-here/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Stewardship Conference 2014! - Love Your Park Week - Love Your Park Week
    work What a great turn out Thank you to our 90 Friends who participated in our Stewardship Conference on Saturday And a special thank you to the University of the Sciences for their beautiful facility and great hospitality Dr Raluca Ellis our keynote speaker from the Franklin Institute started off our day with a fascinating discussion about climate change It is inspiring to see how even the smallest green space can make a huge difference We are very fortunate to be in a community that values our environment and sustainability Afterwards we had a series of breakout sessions led by our very talented presenters David Bower presented How to Recruit and Keep Volunteers where we learned that recruiting and engaging volunteers requires commitment enthusiasm and communication Social Media 101 and 201 presented by Alain Joinville and Moria Miller discussed how to connect with others by using Facebook Google and Twitter Nicolas Esposito presented Park Garden Design for Sustainable Landscapes and Habitat where we learned how to create lasting change in the landscape of our parks Our day concluded with a delicious meal catered by the university and some fun trivia with Patty Pat The Friends of Clark Park also gave a wonderful tour of their park right across the street Overall we really enjoyed the opportunity to offer workshops that our Friends felt were helpful and to see everybody as we prepare for another busy season Below is feedback from a few of our Friends Group members I appreciate the interwoven organizational smarts flexibility in your outreach to allow folks like me to attend this free but invaluable program So often these days one hears of the ineffectiveness of government and non profit programs with some implication that the only effective operations are corporate profit driven or occasionally institutional But

    Original URL path: http://loveyourpark.org/2014/03/31/stewardship-conference-2014/ (2016-04-30)
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  • LOVE Your Park Week is coming! - Love Your Park Week - Love Your Park Week
    of Philadelphia s diverse parks featuring eight days of service projects fun events educational programs family activities tours and more at over 100 parks throughout Philadelphia LOVE Your Park Week is a collaborative initiative between Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation the Fairmount Park Conservancy and park friends groups throughout the city 4 Responses Gail Young says March 19 2014 at 9 09 pm Hello Is it to late for our Park group to sign up for Love your Park We are the stewardship group for Woodside Park formerly Conshohocken Windemere Playground at 3910 Conshohocken Ave Phila PA 19131 I can be contacted by email gey2714 verizon net or 215 519 1346 Thank You Gail Reply Erin says May 8 2014 at 9 27 pm We re so glad that Woodside will participate in a cleanup on May 17th Reply Frank Calderone says May 4 2014 at 9 45 pm Hi what parks In NE Philly are participating and will totally clean out old rusted cars tires and other trash I would love to help I live right across from Penny Pack Park on Placid and Algon Avenue Reply Erin says May 8 2014 at 9 25 pm Hi Frank

    Original URL path: http://loveyourpark.org/2014/03/11/love-your-park-week-is-coming-2/ (2016-04-30)
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  • LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day - Love Your Park Week - Love Your Park Week
    pitched in to beautify their neighborhood park or naturalized area The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation celebrated the day with a cleanup at Jefferson Square Park and Sacks Playground at 4th St and Washington Avenue Citywide we planted 160 trees and 8 600 bulbs and diverted thousands of pounds of leaves from the landfill by composting them at the City s Recycling Center We also celebrated the

    Original URL path: http://loveyourpark.org/2013/12/13/love-your-park-fall-service-day/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Registration is open for our November 16th Love Your Park Fall Service Day! - Love Your Park Week - Love Your Park Week
    Service Day Posted in News Registration for park groups and volunteers has opened for our Love Your Park Fall Service Day On Saturday November 16th 2013 join us for a citywide park cleanup We will be raking leaves planting trees and bulbs working on special projects and prepping Philadelphia s parks for the winter The success of the day depends on the hard work of volunteers Come lend a hand

    Original URL path: http://loveyourpark.org/2013/10/02/1532/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Thank you for a Wonderful Love Your Park Week! - Love Your Park Week - Love Your Park Week
    We had a blast and thanks to the energy of all of the incredible volunteers we really made an impact Special thanks to ACE Charitable Foundation NovaCare Rehabilitation US Facilities All Seasons Landscaping and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for their support At the city wide clean up on May 11th 2013 102 parks participated Over 2 000 volunteers enlisted Over 550 were under 18 1 000 bags of trash collected

    Original URL path: http://loveyourpark.org/2013/06/10/thank-you-for-a-wonderful-love-your-park-week/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Important News on our May 11th Service Day - Love Your Park Week - Love Your Park Week
    Important News on our May 11th Service Day Posted in News The forecast looks a little tricky for Saturday We will post any cancellations on our Volunteer page and on our Love Your Park Facebook page Please take a look before heading out on Saturday Thank you for LOVING Your Park One Response allison weiss says May 11 2013 at 1 50 pm happy hollow postponed til may 18 thank

    Original URL path: http://loveyourpark.org/2013/05/10/important-news-on-our-may-11th-service-day/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Love to Bike Philly Parks - Love Your Park Week - Love Your Park Week
    to bring me home for a visit and to show me around the city We LOVE outdoor activities like hiking biking and skiing On my first visit we rode bikes all around Fairmount Park and along the river Our ride ended at the Waterworks with the amazing view shown in the picture of the Art Museum and the city I immediately fell in love Since graduating we have moved to

    Original URL path: http://loveyourpark.org/2013/05/08/love-to-bike-philly-parks/ (2016-04-30)
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