News & Highlights
Ladybug Release Party
We had so much fun protecting the garden by releasing ladybugs!
Check out more on the Events page.
Love Your Park Day was a HUGE Success!
We weeded and spread mulch, cleared debris from paths and drains, picked up garbage, and sanded and painted our new Adirondack chairs. Once they’re dry, the chairs will be added around the park for everyone to enjoy! See more pics here on our events page.
Markward Plaza Renovations - It's Complete!
We had a wonderful time celebrating the re-opening of Markward Plaza! We hope you enjoyed the live music and chatting with our board members about the revised master plan.
Markward March Madness - WE DID IT!
New backboards and rims coming soon!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our March Madness campaign. We couldn't have done it without you.
Friends of Schuylkill River Park are excited to share a preliminary 10-year vision for the park.
Master Plan - What the Next 10 Years Could Bring!
View a recording below of the call where Hinge Design and FSRP walk through the first draft of the 10-year Master Plan for the future of Schuylkill River Park. This meeting was held over Zoom due to COVID.
To give feedback on the plan, email the Friends of Schuylkill River Park at email@example.com. These ideas in the plan are things we hope to work toward together, with continued input and commitment from the community.
Did You Know?
Some Fun Facts about FSRP
We are you! We are neighborhood volunteers interested in seeing the Park thrive. Some of us are neighborhood newbies and some of us have been here for decades.
FSRP holds annual Park cleanups in the spring and fall to give our Park gets a little more attention before and after its busy summer season.
We fundraise and apply for grants to support all of our efforts, in order to supplement the city's budget for the Park.
This means we spend thousands of dollars annually on pruning, planting, and landscaping throughout the Park! This maintenance makes the Park safer and more secure and keep the trees, shrubs, and plants healthy and hardy.
We work with neighbors and the community gardeners to maintain and improve the planting beds around the Park.
FSRP works with Philadelphia Parks & Rec and the Markward Rec Advisory Council to offer programming in the Markward Recreation Center and the Park to serve people of all ages.
We work with the City on behalf of the neighborhood on important matters to help plan and shape the Park's future.