Yoga at Lemon Hill

By Fairmount Park Conservancy (other events)

14 Dates Through Sep 17, 2016

LOCATION: Our designated spot is near the Morton McMichael statue near the Sedgely Drive and N. Lemon Hill Drive intersection in the grass. It's this spot on Google Maps. 

Enjoy weekly yoga classes at Lemon Hill this summer on Saturdays from June 18th - September 17th. These all-levels classes will be from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM and will be led by a rotation local teachers from Yoga and Movement Sanctuary

Presented by The Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation:

  • Please bring your own yoga mat, water and sunscreen! 
  • $10 suggested donation per class for non-members, FREE for members of the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy starts at $35 and helps support our work in Philly's parks. Learn more about membership here.
  • Please direct all questions to [email protected] and please feel free to share with your friends!
  • Join the Facebook invite (link coming soon!)
  • Dates include: 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17

About the Fairmount Park Conservancy

Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion all of the parks in Philadelphia. These efforts include capital projects, neighborhood park stewardship and programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and the over 100 neighborhood parks that are located throughout the city. We are passionate in our belief that open spaces and experiences provide residents of Philadelphia with the opportunity to gather, rejuvenate, play, exercise and explore. Learn more about what we do here.

Getting to Lemon Hill

We encourage participants to walk, bike or take public transit to Lemon Hill where possible. Parking is available along Sedgley Drive.

BUS Nearby bus service via bus routes: 7, 32, 48. More info at

About Lemon Hill

Lemon Hill mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt, a prosperous Philadelphia merchant. Surrounded by extensive gardens, the mansion was one of more than a dozen similar summer homes in the Philadelphia area.

Fairmount Park was officially founded in 1855 when the Lemon Hill estate was dedicated as a public park. Support came from 2,400 citizens who signed a petition urging the purchase of Lemon Hill. During the 1840s and 1850s, the City rented the house to various tenants, including a concessionaire who operated a beer garden.

The park was created to protect the city’s water supply from the growing industry along the river. In addition to clean water, park supporters were interested in establishing public park grounds because they believed it was vital to both the physical and psychological health of Philadelphians.