Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.
The rededication of a baseball field in honor of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney at Fox Chase Recreation Center was just the start of long-term improvements at the sprawling city-operated playground, according to Councilman Brian O’Neill.
The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will be giving away free water ice and pretzels on Wednesday evenings this month along with information about the creek that skirts the Lower Northeast. TTF also will conduct guided tours of the trails that cut through Tacony Creek Park.
13-year-old Brandon Boyle drowned after swimming in Pennypack Creek with his younger brother and some friends.
The Northwood Civic Association last week unanimously rejected a woman’s bid to open a hair salon at 5260 Castor Ave.
— Community sports groups in the Northeast are coping with a shortage of playing space and a surplus of user fees the old-fashioned way: They’re improvising.
— Russo Park has undergone more than $576,000 in renovations and is now once again open to the public.
— That's what the school district appears to be doing as it seeks to collect money from youth groups for the privilege of playing games in school gymnasiums.
Kensington's so-called ‘Needle Park’ was among those up for discussion at the hearing, which provided an opportunity for citizens to discuss violence, vandalism and negligence in city parks and recreation facilities.