This year, Love Your Park Week, the annual springtime celebration of Philly parks, encourages Philadelphians to celebrate from the comfort and safety of their homes with Love Your Park @ Home from Saturday, May 9 to Sunday, May 17.
Each day, Love Your Park @ Home, hosted by Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, will offer free park-themed activities for the whole family, from virtual bike and history tours to gardening tutorials and much more. Riverfront North will also offer additional opportunities.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s virtual programming series “Parks & Rec @ Home” will air daily Love Your Park @ Home-themed videos from Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. New programs will be shared at 3 p.m. every afternoon on Parks & Rec’s Facebook page (facebook.com/PhilaParkandRec).
Here are the themes for each day of LOVE YOUR PARK week:
Saturday, May 9th: Nature
Riverfront North Partnership challenges you to download the iNaturalist app and explore all the interesting stuff growing on your street!
Sunday, May 10th: Family
How does your family use the Riverfront North network of trails and parks along the Delaware River? We challenge you to post your favorite picture from over the years of your family out in these spaces having fun! Tag us: @riverfrontnorth on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram!
Monday, May 11th: Park Pride
Show your Riverfront North Pride? Do you have that t-shirt from a volunteer day, or that tote from being a trailblazer? Maybe your daughter has a Riverfront North notebook and pencil from one our family events? Post a picture of you and your swag and tag us: @riverfrontnorth on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram!
Tuesday, May 12th: Arts
Show off those crafting skills. If you can make a good rainbow for your window, you can make a good tree! Create a tree from whatever materials you have lying around the house and put it in your front window to show your love for the parks!
Wednesday, May 13th: Community
Vote virtually! Our Bridesburg Porch Decorating contest just wrapped up. Show your community support by voting for your favorites! Visit our facebook page to vote.
Thursday, May 14th: History
Celebrate the history of the recreation on the river from home by watching our historical video series “River Ways”. See them all on our Vimeo page. Let us know if you have a river story to tell!
Stay tuned for even more fun the rest of the week…
Friday, May 15th: Play
Saturday, May 16th: Wellness
Sunday, May 17th: Gardening & Greening