London Plane Tree’s Going Down

Cpq0aReXYAUezDl[1]We are sorry to say that the large London Plane tree on the west side of the playground has died, and is going to be removed on or about August 30th. This will require a brief closure of the playground for safety’s sake. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we want to make sure that Clark Park is a safe and beautiful place to play for years to come!

General Membership Meeting July 18th

Friends of Clark Park are having a General Membership meeting this Monday, July 18th, at 7 pm in Griffith Lecture Hall A at the University of the Sciences. All members are invited, and so is any park lover with questions, concerns, or ideas about Clark Park. We hope to see you there!

 

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Soda Tax Victory!

 

Friends of Clark Park are thrilled about City Council’s decision to pass the soda tax this week. In addition to providing funds for a universal pre-K program, the tax will bring in badly-needed revenue for Philadelphia’s parks, recreation centers, and libraries – to the tune of $300 million dollars!

Friends of Clark Park would like to thank the Council members who voted in support of the bill, including our very own Jannie Blackwell, plus at-large members Blondell Reynolds Brown, Allan Domb, Derek Green, Bill Greenlee, and Helen Gym. Thank you for standing up for Philadelphia’s underfunded parks!

 

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Help Philly get $300M for parks, rec centers & libraries today

A message from our friends at the Philadelphia Parks Alliance —

Tomorrow (5/25/16), Philadelphia City Council is holding important committee votes on budget revenue plans, which could fund more than $300 million in capital funding for parks, recreation centers, and libraries. This would be the largest direct investment in our community infrastructure in the history of our city. To fund this landmark initiative, along with sweeping expansions of Pre-K, the creation of new community schools, and the reduction of pension debt, Mayor Kenney has proposed a $0.03 per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages–to date the only proposal which fully funds all of these initiatives. We need your voice at City Hall NOW to help get the sugar drink tax passed.

YES, I CAN BE AT CITY COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY 5/25 AT 1PM

YES, I WILL CONTACT MY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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Park Parties Despite the Rain

 

DSCF2941 (1)Wet weather could not dampen the enthusiasm of park-lovers and beer-drinkers last weekend, as the Friends of Clark Park held their annual Party in the Park.  Despite the occasionally inclement weather, bands played, beers were sipped, and memberships were renewed.  Thanks to all who made this event possible!