Park It in the Great Outdoors

Spring has officially sprung, so we've created a rundown of our favorite parks around the Philadelphia area to enjoy as the weather warms up.

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Since the weather is starting to warm up, more people are spending time outside. Here are some of the parks in and surrounding the Philadelphia area that are great for getting outside for five minutes or spending the whole day relaxing. Providing a nice place to rest, hang out or just eat lunch while admiring everything from the sculptures to the fat squirells.
Philadelphia
To find a directory for parks in Philadelphia, visit the Phila.gov Web site.
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Pretzel Park
Also known as Manayunk Park, Pretzel Park was named because of the shape of the sidewalks. In 2005 the pretzel statue was installed in the park.
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Cianfrani
Whether you want to take your dog for a walk or just sit, this small park in South Philly is perfect.
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Campbell Square
To find a directory for parks in Philadelphia, visit the Phila.gov Website.
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Cliveden Park
Cliveden Park is located in Mt. Airy and is home to what residents call the "Tree of Life."
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Overington Park
Overington was the former site of the Overington Mansion but now, it's a great play area.
To find a directory for parks in Philadelphia, visit the Phila.gov Website.
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Fairmount Park
It takes up 10% of the land in Philadelphia and we're not complaining.
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Love Park
It may not have a million trees, or even grass, but it is a popular spot for everyone in Center City -- especially during those hot days when the fountain looks so refreshing.
To find a directory for parks in Philadelphia, visit the Phila.gov Website.
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Pretzel ParkAlso known as Manayunk Park, Pretzel Park was named because of the shape of the sidewalks. In 2005 the pretzel statue was installed in the park.
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Rose Tree Park
Besides being a popular destination for sporting or art events, Rose Tree Park is also home to historic buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens.
To find a directory for parks in Delaware County, visit the Delaware County Parks and Recreation Website.
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Smedley Park
While still being able to maintain its natural beauty, Smedley Park is equipped with playgrounds, sports fields and other facilities to fully enjoy.
To find a directory for parks in Delaware County, visit the Delaware County Parks and Recreation Website.
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Clayton Park
Not only does Clayton Park Provide visitors with beautiful surrounding and great picnic spots, it's a golf course as well.
To find a directory for parks in Delaware County, visit the Delaware County Parks and Recreation Website.
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Ridley Creek State Park
The Ridley Creek Mansion is just one of the beautiful sites throughout Ridley Creek State Park in Media.
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Chester County Parks and Recreation
Nottingham County Park
For a real nature experience, you could travel all the way to Southern Chester County and visit Nottingham County Park
To find a directory for parks in Chester County, visit the Chester County Parks and Recreation Website.
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