Wissahickon Valley Park: Trash to Treasure

Wissahickon Valley Park: Trash to Treasure

“I found a pregnancy test, not pregnant, which is the answer you want when you take a pregnancy test in the woods.” Bradley Maule has discovered some unusual trash while hiking through the Wissahickon Valley Park. Hiking has always been a pastime of his from growing up in the middle of wooded Pennsylvania. He moved […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Maple Sugar Day

Chestnut Hill: Maple Sugar Day

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation recently held Maple Sugar Day, presented by the Wissahickon Environmental Center. The annual free event was open to all curious about the process of sugar making or just hungry for free pancakes. “We usually do it the last week in February, luckily the weather turned out beautiful. We were a little […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Jillian Mallon and Priscilla Ward

Spring Garden: After-School Program Helps Engage Community Youth

Spring Garden: After-School Program Helps Engage Community Youth

[vimeo 60915303] Nestled in the 1800 block of Wallace Street is the vividly colored Roberto Clemente Park and Playground. Inside the park residents have access to a basketball court, a grassy field, a jungle gym and a recreation center. However, one of the most important resources the park offers is its free after-school program. “The hours […]