News & Highlights
O'Connor Pool & Markward Sprayground
Open for 2022
The Markward Fountain and O'Connor Pool are great places to cool off this summer! The fountain is open Monday-Friday from 1-7 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m-4 p.m. or 12-5 p.m. (weather permitting). The pool opened the week of the 4th of July. Find out and check out the full hours more on the Events page.
Enter the #laidbackadirondack Giveaway!
FSRP added some super comfy, wooden Adirondack chairs to the park — how are they improving your time at the Park?
Share your pics of how you're enjoying the Adirondacks and you could win an amazingly cool FSRP t-shirt, with our new logo(!) We’ll pick winners at the end of summer and post the winning pics. Entering is easy:
1. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
2. Share your Adirondack pics to your social feed with #laidbackadirondack in your caption and tag us!
The New Hoops are HERE!
Your generous donations to the Markward March Madness fundraising events have paid off: four beautiful new backboards and rims were installed over Memorial Day weekend. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
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.
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.