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Want more friends in Fitler Square?
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Connecting with other people not only feels great, it's also important for our physical, mental and emotional health. A small group of Fitler Square civic organizations is working to create innovative programs and events that help build stronger friendships and community cohesion in the neighborhood. Take this 3-minute survey so we can better understand your social experience in the neighborhood and how we can maximize our efforts. To join this effort, share your information in the survey or email fsrporg@gmail.com

Love Your Park Day - Thank you!

Love Your Park Day at Schuylkill River Park was a huge success! We had a jam-packed day of park cleanup, pumpkin smashing, and planting a new sensory garden to celebrate our Level I Arboretum status. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the park a little more lovely. 

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Kids Community Clothing Swap

A big thank you to all who donated items for the clothing swap, as well as those who volunteered to sort the clothes and set up the tables: the swap was a huge success! We had so many community members give items and many more who then came to  "shop" for new ones--all for free. Those items that didn't find a new home are being donated. We hope to have another swap soon and create a tradition of giving (and re-giving) throughout the neighborhood. Also, this idea came from a community member, so please share your ideas for future events with us anytime!

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New Programming Alert: Knitting Circle

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In partnership with the Markward Recreation Center and the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, we encourage you to build friendships and perfect your craft at our new knitting circle. 

Bring your own supplies and come meet your knitting neighbors every week, on Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m., at the Markward Rec Center. 

Congrats to the Markward 3v3 Winners!

We took full advantage of our new hoops with the Markward 3v3 Tournament! The winning team, Highlife, took home the trophy. A big thank you to all the players, the refs, and everyone from Parks and Rec who helped make this a success. 

Fall is Here at Schuylkill River Park

We said goodbye to summer and hello to fall with our fall opener, complete with a flea market, a marching band, snacks, and general block party vibes. Check out more from the fall opener on our events page.

Adirondack Chairs & Picnic Tables

If you build it they will come... and relax! After lots of hammering, painting, drying, gluing and yelling at the instruction manuals, FSRP built and added some super comfy, wooden Adirondack chairs and wooden picnic tables to the park. Please be kind to our new additions. We hope they're improving your enjoyment of the Park! 

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Ladybug Release Party 

We had so much fun protecting the garden by releasing ladybugs!

Check out more on the Events page.

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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.

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