4 October 2013
Fishing in the Schuylkill, family fun runs in Hunting Park, hiking in the Pennypack, evening campfires, relaxing on a neighborhood park bench, bird-watching, biking along Cobbs Creek, tending a community garden, enjoying the shade of a street tree - these are just some of the fond experiences we all share thanks to our world-class Philadelphia parks and forests.
Philadelphia is an urban ecosystem that includes nature and humans, highways and waterways, buildings and forests, all of which work together as a single system. Major portions of this system, Philadelphia's parkland forests and public open spaces, have benefited from years of preservation, stewardship, and restoration through faithful care by the Department of Parks and Recreation and many local partners, including nearly a hundred community friends groups.
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