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Party in the Park 


Dust off those dancing shoes, because FSRP is throwing a shindig under the stars in our collective backyard. Join us in the newly renovated Markward Plaza on the picturesque Schuylkill River for a night of dinner, dancing, and drinks.

Mix and mingle with your neighbors and make some new friends, while grooving to live music from Panama Street’s very own band, the Panamaniacs. Enjoy delicious local fare and refreshing drinks, featuring wine tastings from Moore Brothers, beer from beloved Grace Tavern, and more! This event is for ages 21+.

Tickets are $60 each. All proceeds from the event will go toward park maintenance for the playground, dog park, tree care, multipurpose courts, Markward Rec Center, and O'Connor Pool. Want to feature your business at the party? Sponsorship opportunities are also available!

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Volunteer Opportunities

We need help with low-key, day-of activities, like setting up decorations, signage, and displays, and setting up and manning food / merch tables for 30 minute shifts - still plenty of time to mingle! All volunteers are invited to start the festivities early and come hear the Panamaniacs band sound check!

Neighborhood Runs 3-on-3

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***RAIN DATE UPDATE: Due to rain in the forecast, this will be played on JUNE 10 at 10 a.m.!***

Time to lace up and play for a good cause! Sign up for Neighborhood Runs, a community 3-on-3 basketball tournament presented by 431 Consulting that brings out our neighborhood's best talent to the courts for a day of fun.

Team entrance fee is $150; the Grand Prize of $500 to the championship team will be donated to the Friends of Schuylkill River Park!

Sign up a team, or come through and watch the competition. There will be merch, food, and drinks all available for sale, with all proceeds going benefit the park. You've got a chance - unless Joel Embiid shows up.

Ladybug Release Party | Wed, May 24

It's time for everyone's favorite bug-related event!


The annual Ladybug Release Party will take place on Wednesday, May 24 at 5 p.m. in the Community Garden, located in Schuylkill RIver Park at 25th and Spruce St.

Come join the festivities as we release ladybugs to protect our garden!

The Little Free Library Dedication


Join us on Sunday, May 7, at 4 p.m. for a dedication of our Little Free Library with readings from local authors Ken Kalfus, Inga Saffron, and Jo Piazza.


In preparation for summer reading season, bring out your used books and swap with your neighbors.

Love Your Park Day | Sat, May 13

The park needs you to stay beautiful!

Come out to rake, clean, plant, mulch and celebrate your park on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Rain Date is May 20)

BRING THE KIDS and enjoy story time from the Free Library at 11 a.m.

Meet at Markward Recreation Center

400 S. Taney Street

Register below (registration is free) so we know you're coming. 

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The Spark Creative Workshop

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Want to jumpstart your creativity?

Violet Alexandre of Mandala Dreams leads a creative workshop that will have you feeling refreshed and inspired, where you'll learn how to ignite your creativity.

Create an intuitive collage canvas and explore starting a 100 day project to keep your creative journey unfolding after the class. All materials are included in the workshop registration fee.

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