$2.675m Increase for Parks & Rec Approved by City Council Committee!

We have reason to celebrate! On November 14th, City Council’s Appropriations Committee voted to approve a mid-year Transfer Ordinance effectively increasing the Department of Parks and Recreation’s operating budget for FY 2013 by $2.675 Million. The Parks Alliance fully anticipates that the Bill will be approved by City Council and signed by Mayor Nutter in the coming weeks. This is a momentous first step in addressing decades of underfunding of Philadelphia’s parks and recreation.

The Parks Alliance applauds those Councilmembers who have stuck with this issue making good on their commitments to Park and Recreation, Mayor Nutter for his commitment to work with Council to make this critical investment, the high performing Department of Parks and Recreation, and all the park and recreation supporters from neighborhoods across Philadelphia for working together to make this happen. The ordinance, Bill 120818, will be given first reading at City Council on November 15th. We will be in touch with further updates.

For more information, read the Metro article, “City Council committee approves $2.6m hike in Parks and Recreation funding” 


It’s Time to Celebrate!

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance and Celebration 2012 Co-Chairs Sharon Gallagher, Mark Alan Hughes and Randi and Bill Marrazzo invite you to join us on December 2, 2012. Enjoy an evening of live music, fabulous food, and a sneak peak at the Parks Alliance’s new ParkStories program. 

Click on the image below for more information, tickets or sponsorships!

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