After giving thanks and getting deals, it’s time to give back! #GivingTuesday is the day to make a difference in your community. And what better way to do that than to make a gift to the Friends of Clark Park? Clark Park reaches the heart and soul of our community, connects us and empowers us to act locally – and the Friends support the park with maintenance, improvements and advocacy. This Tuesday, consider joining and making a financial donation to the Friends of Clark Park. Your contribution will go toward new benches, tree care, garden improvements, and tireless advocacy for West Philadelphia’s most engagingly active green space.
Walk-in registration for Clark Park Youth Soccer will take place on Saturday, September 24th, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, in Rosenberger Hall (the brick building on 43rd Street near the basketball court. Those registering in person on Saturday can pay by cash or check; we cannot accept credit/debit card payments.
At this time, our 5-6 and 6-7 age groups are nearly full; there is plenty of room still for children ages 8 to 11!
Registration is now underway for the fall season of Clark Park Youth Soccer. This Friends of Clark Park-sponsored program — now in it’s 20th year — is a family-friendly, non-competitive program for children ages 5 to 11. The program takes place in the Clark Park “Bowl” on Saturdays, 10:30 to Noon for ages 5 to 7, and Noon to 1:30 for ages 8 to 11. Volunteer coaches provide instruction on the basic skills of soccer, with scrimmage games between teams in each age group; children of any ability are encouraged to join in.
The soccer program is very popular, drawing families from the neighborhood and all around the city; families are urged to register early to ensure that there is space available for their children. The Fall season will begin on Saturday, September 24th and continue through November 19th. Visit our soccer page for registration links, details about the program and costs, including information about assistance available for families with financial need. Please contact email@example.com with any questions, or if you’re interested in volunteering.
Because of the rain, today’s soccer sessions are cancelled, but we will still be doing walk-in registration and t-shirt pick up from 10:00 to 12:30 in Rosenberger Hall. Please note that teams for ages 5-7 are completely full; we are only accepting registration for children ages 8 to 11.
We will have walk-in registration for the spring season of Clark Park Youth Soccer for ages 8 to 11 only on Saturday, April 2nd, 10 am to 12:30 pm, in Rosenberger Hall (brick building on 43rd Street side of the park). Teams for all younger age groups are now full. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spring 2016 season of Clark Park Youth Soccer — our recreational soccer program for children ages 5-11 — will begin on Saturday, April 2nd. Registration forms, and full information about the program are now available on our soccer webpage.
Palms Solutions, The African Diaspora Global Initiative in collaboration with the Friends of Clark Park (FOCP) and the Mayor’s Commission on African & Caribbean Immigrant Affairs, is hosting the kick off of its annual “West Philly African & Caribbean Multicultural Festival (Westpac Fest)” event on October 17th, 2015, featuring Ethiopia and Mali. The celebration is an opportunity to experience Philadelphia’s vibrant and growing African and Caribbean immigrant population.
The goal of WestPac Fest is to break down the cultural and ethnic barriers among communities in West Philly, promote a friendly, and welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds, and together build a place where diversity is recognized and valued.
This year‘s celebration is a tribute to the late Ms. Frances P. Aulston, President and CEO of the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Paul Robeson House. Among other great achievements, “Ms. Aulston was instrumental in bringing about the preservation of the last residence of Paul Robeson, a legendary artist, scholar, athlete, activist, and humanitarian”.
Join the celebration on Saturday, October 17th from 2 to 6 pm, in Clark Park (North Park “Plaza”)!
Registration has started for the Fall season of Clark Park Youth Soccer, Friends of Clark Park’s family-friendly program for children ages 5 to 11. The Fall season will begin on Saturday, October 3rd, and continue until November 21st. From our soccer program webpage, you can access printable registration forms, or register and pay online — if neither of those options work for you, pick up a registration form from the Friends of Clark Park table at the Saturday Farmers Market, or email your mailing address to email@example.com.
Clark Park Soccer’s spring season got off to a great (but chilly!) start last Saturday. There are still a few spaces in all age groups; we’ll continue taking new registrations where there is space through Saturday April 4th. If you’d like to register a child between ages 5 and 11, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or see our Soccer page for more information.