• Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: Take a First-Person Ride on Philly Pumptrack's Advanced Track

    There’s a pair of pumptracks — dirt courses used for BMX biking — tucked into a corner of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. Tina, an experienced cyclist, takes us for a ride on the advanced track.

  • Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: Running Through Philly's Woods

    Hidden trails snake through parts of Fairmount Park giving runners a chance to get back to nature as they hit racing milestones. One trail, The Trolley Trail, follows the path of a defunct trolley line that took visitors to an amusement park tucked deep inside the park. The other trail has ties to boxing legends Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali....

  • Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: You Can Skate and Connect With the Natural World at FDR Park

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park is a outdoors oasis amid Philadelphia’s urban jungle. The park, which was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, is affectionately known by South Philadelphians as “The Lakes” because of its many bodies of water. The park dates back to the 19th century. Today, FDR Park plays host to many activities from baseball to fishing to soccer. But...

  • Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: Riding Bikes on Philly's Little Known BMX Pumptrack

    Tucked behind the Mann Center in Philadelphia’s West Philadelphia neighborhood, there’s a home for BMX lovers to hone their skills. The Philly Pumptrack is free and open to all. Men and kids are regulars, but a growing group of women have taken to the track. Katy Zachry jumps on a bike and shows us what it’s all...

  • Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: Play, Hear and See at The Oval+

    Each summer, Eakins Oval and part of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is transformed into a family-friendly oasis featuring games, art, music, fitness, and good food and drinks. The Oval+ won’t disappoint. Miguel Martinez-Valle checks out some of the free fun things you can do and even takes on an intense kickboxing class. The Oval+ is a yearly program that runs...

  • Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: How Beer Helps Philly Parks

    Local beer in your local park: Is there really anything better? Parks on Tap, the traveling community beer garden that gives back, has blossomed into a warm-weather tradition for our neighborhood parks. Miguel Martinez-Valle explores how a special beer is created just for this weekly event and learns how enjoying a beer at this event can better your neighborhood.

  • Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: Taking on Obstacles 60 Feet in the Air

    Take a first-person adventure through the treetops of West Fairmount Park at Treetop Quest Philly!

  • Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: A Hidden Sanctuary in the Middle of Philadelphia

    A century-old city reservoir has been transformed into a sanctuary for wildlife and Philadelphia youth. The Discovery Center is hidden in plain sight in the city’s Strawberry Mansion section. It’s a unique partnership between Outward Bound and the Audubon Society — providing young people with a connection to nature and a place to study birds vital to our ecosystem.

  • Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: Ziplining and Climbing Philly's Treetops

    A walk in the forest is so pedestrian. How about taking an adventure 60 feet above the ground among the treetops? You can test your strength (and nerves) at a special spot deep in West Fairmount Park. Katy Zachry takes us on a treetop quest. Let’s Go!

  • Let's Go Mar 9

    Let's Go: Philly's (Almost) Secret Garden Has History, Farming & Rowboats

    The oldest botanic garden in North America is tucked along the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia. Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre horticultural paradise that you may not realized existed. The garden has unique plant life, a boardwalk, a community farm and meadow and so much more. They even have a boating program that helps citizens connect with the river. Miguel...

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