Schuylkill River Park

The Friends of Schuylkill River Park volunteer in many ways to improve and maintain Schuylkill River Park and to support recreation programming at the Markward Recreation Center. We raise funds for the park through individual and corporate donations, our annual Fall Festival, and our Eat, Drink, and be Green cocktail party fundraiser. Additionally, we have written and received grants for the park over the past several years. We host several large-scale park cleanups throughout the year, generally in sync with the Mayor's Philly Cleanup and the PHS/Department of Parks and Recreation's sponsored citywide efforts.


We welcome everyone who wants to join us for park cleanups. We typically have 2 cleanups in the Spring, and 2 in the Fall, each with a usual attendance of 15 - 30. We also host addtional cleanups when groups offer to send a team of volunteers from their organization. Some of the groups who have participated in cleanups are the IRS, The Green Team from BZBI, and Smith Kline.

Volunteer in Schuylkill River Park

Photo: Spring 2012 by Michael Stern


We need volunteers to help at events, particularly our Fall Festival. Duties include selling tickets, cooking food, helping with kid crafts, setting up for the day, manning the raffle/silent auction table, and breaking down at the end of the day. If you are interested in donating a raffle or silent auction item, being a vendor, or volunteering for the festival, please email us at fsrporg@gmail.com


If you would like to help stuff, label, and stamp our newsletter mailing, please let us know. Our volume is typically around 600 - 800 letters sent about four times per year. We can always use help.

FSRP · PO Box 30246 · PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 · fsrporg@gmail.com