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Fairmount Park Conservancy

Take a Hike on the Trolley Trail!

Philadelphia, PA
Join Kevin Roche, Fairmount Park Conservancy staff member, hike leader, and Trolley Trail enthusiast for a hike through the park's fascinating past and present! The Fairmount Park Trolley operated in East & West Park from 18… read more

Yoga in the Park (various locations)

Philadelphia, PA
This fall, find your peaceful place in the greenspace! There's no better way to connect with your practice and with other people than outdoor yoga. Join us for a socially-distanced yoga classes held in East Fairmount Park.

Cheers for Volunteers Fall Party

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for the 2021 Cheers for Volunteers Party! Let’s celebrate another year of loving our parks with a cozy fall evening of beverages, snacks, dancing, and more. Meet us at the beautiful Fairmount Water Works for a specia… read more

PARK 101: Intro to Kayaking at FDR Lakes

Philadelphia, PA
PARK 101 Intro to Kayaking Class is designed to teach basics about kayaking. This class is best suited for students who have little or no experience kayaking - although all are welcome!

Guided Hike & Meditation with Nicole & Ambrose (various locations)

(for specific location), PA
Enjoy a hike to explore Fairmount Park’s hidden gems followed by a guided meditation. No prior experience with hiking or meditation required! Hike portion led by park enthusiast and member Ambrose Crenshaw. Meditation portio… read more

Birdwatching Walks with Jason (various locations)

Philadelphia, PA
Join science educator and passionate bird watcher Jason Hall for a friendly, all-ages bird watching walk around West Park and FDR Park. Jason (aka: The Birding Beardsman @birdingbeardsmn ) is a scientist, photographer, anima… read more
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Past Events

PARK 101: Intro to Rowing on the Schuylkill River

PARK 101: Intro to Rowing on the Schuylkill River

Philadelphia, PA
WE HAVE SUSPENDED SALES FOR THIS EVENT WHILE BLJ ROWING IS RECOVERING FROM HURRICANE IDA FLOODING AND ASSESSING THIER OPERATIONS. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPDATES. IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO SUPPORT THE RECOVERY OF THIS IMPORTANT ORGANIZATION.  Always wanted to try rowing b…
Tue, Sep 21 2021 5:30 PM Thu, Sep 30 2021 7:00 PM

Flavors of FDR: Food Market Tasting Tour

Flavors of FDR: Food Market Tasting Tour

Philadelphia, PA
South Philly is home to a vibrant Southeast Asian community, with many Khmer, Lao, Vietnamese, and Thai residents who have enjoyed FDR Park for decades! During the warmer months, vendors set up outdoor stalls selling street food, bubble teas and iced coffees, clothing, and produce. Eater Philly nam…
Sat, Jul 24 2021 11:00 AM Sat, Oct 16 2021 12:30 PM

PARK AFTER DARK: Moonwalk in East Park

PARK AFTER DARK: Moonwalk in East Park

Philadelphia, PA
Nothing is more enchanting (and perhaps spooky!) than the warm glow of a full moon on a cool fall night! Join Buddy Muhler, an experienced agronomy educator, for a special "Park After Dark" event as we celebrate the fall season by experiencing the rising of the orange "Hunter’s Moon."  First, we'l…
Wednesday, October 20 2021 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Sunset on the Schuylkill: Evening Guided Kayak Tour

Sunset on the Schuylkill: Evening Guided Kayak Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for an evening guided kayak tour of the Schuylkill River below the dam (falls at Water Works ). Kayaking on the tidal Schuylkill offers a whole new perspective on our city and its water source. Tour departs from the Walnut Street dock along the Schuylkill River Trail and heads upriver to t…
Thu, Jun 17 2021 6:45 PM Thu, Sep 16 2021 8:30 PM

Training on Trails

Training on Trails

Philadelphia, PA
Training for Broad Street? Just want to get to know Fairmount Park's trails a bit better? Break out from your running routine, meet fellow runners and discover the lesser-known trails of East and West Fairmount Park (+ FDR Park!) on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.  Training on Trails runs, led by professio…
Wed, Jun 12 2019 6:00 PM Wed, Oct 6 2021 7:00 PM

Sunset Kayak Cruise on the FDR Lakes

Sunset Kayak Cruise on the FDR Lakes

Philadelphia, PA
Did you know that FDR is the only park with publicly accessible lakes and an active boating program? Come see for yourself by joining our evening guided kayak tour of the three connected bodies of water: Pattison Lagoon, Edgewood Lake, and Hollander Creek. Kayaking on the flat waters of "The Lakes…
Thursday, October 21 2021 5:00 PM 6:30 PM

TALK & TOUR: "Step into Their Shoes"- Revealing the Lives of the Enslaved at Woodford Mansion

TALK & TOUR: "Step into Their Shoes"- Revealing the Lives of the Enslaved at Woodford Mansion

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a special in-person presentation featuring Judith Robinson, Researcher & Docent at Historic Church of the Advocate and Director Strawberry Mansion Civic Association and Jeff Duncan, Curator & Site Manager of Woodford Mansion. Judith and Jeff will lead a talk and tour shedding light on t…
Wednesday, October 6 2021 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

TRAILS to ALES: Brewing History Hike in East Park (ending at Parks On Tap)

TRAILS to ALES: Brewing History Hike in East Park (ending at Parks On Tap)

Philadelphia, PA
Hike through history as we take a trail to the taps! Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Justina Barrett and FPC's Public Programs Coordinator John Sigmund for a history of brewing and beer gardens on a hiking tour of East Fairmount Park. Naturally, we'll end the hike at a modern day park beer …
Fri, Jun 25 2021 5:30 PM Thu, Oct 14 2021 7:00 PM

PARK AFTER DARK: Stargazing in the Grass

PARK AFTER DARK: Stargazing in the Grass

Philadelphia, PA
Meet on the hill and let your eyes wander the skies! Join astronomy educator Buddy Muhler and stargazers of all ages at Lemon Hill and Belmont Plateau (location changes each month-see below) to learn about the astronomical wonders of the night sky. We'll gaze at planets and the the waxing crescent…
Tue, Jun 15 2021 8:30 PM Tue, Oct 19 2021 9:00 PM

WALKING IN WILLIAM STILL'S STEPS: Guided Hike & Discussion

WALKING IN WILLIAM STILL'S STEPS: Guided Hike & Discussion

Philadelphia, PA
On his 200th birthday, we honor William Still (born October 7, 1821) and all those freedom seekers who came before us with an interactive guided hike and lunch discussion in West Fairmount Park. The 3.5 mile loop hike will visit places of historical significance, some with connections to the Under…
Saturday, October 9 2021 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
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