Registration Open: Clark Park Youth Soccer

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 clarkparksoccer@yahoo.com with any questions, or if you’re interested in volunteering.

Clark Park Soccer weather update

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.

West Philly African & Caribbean Multicultural Festival (WestPac Fest)

ethiopia flagPalms 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.

flag maliThe 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”)!

Clark Park Youth Soccer: Fall Registration now open!

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 clarkparksoccer@yahoo.com.

Still room for a few more!

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 clarkparksoccer@yahoo.com, or see our Soccer page for more information.

Clark Park Youth Soccer — Spring registration underway!

soccer logoThe spring season of Clark Park Youth Soccer will begin on Saturday, March 28th. Registration has begun for children ages 5 to 11. Visit our Soccer webpage to register by mail or online.

We’re still looking for volunteer coaches for the spring season. You don’t have to be a soccer superstar — if you enjoy working with kids and know the basic skills of the game, we can use your help! Interested? Contact us at clarkparksoccer@gmail.com for more info.

General Membership Meeting, Monday 2/23

Friends of Clark Park’s quarterly General Membership meeting — rescheduled from January — will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, February 23rd in Rosenberger Hall*.  Our General Membership meetings are the opportunity for all members of the organization to hear about issues in the Park, and plans for upcoming improvements and events.  Some of the topics that are on the agenda for Monday include:  Party in the Park (May 16th), grant applications — both pending and funded, the bike share station planned for the Park, and the 4224 zoning meeting.

Please join us!  More participation means a better Park for all of us!

*Rosenberger Hall is the brick building just south of the basketball courts on 43rd Street.