Join us 5/28/2016 2016 Spring Bazaar Rescheduled



After a successful Fall Bazaar that welcomed hundreds of people to (then under renovations) Vernon Park, the Park is open and better than ever! Join us for our Spring Bazaar, May 28, 2016. Meet neighbors, learn about community organizations, find great treasures for great deals and enjoy the spring blooms in Vernon Park…and more! Please tell your friends and neighbors and come on out!


If you would like to donate items to be sold at the Friends of Vernon Park table (all proceeds benefit the Park programs, maintenance and outreach efforts), contact This has been a great fundraiser for the Friends of Vernon Park and we appreciate the community’s support!



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Great News!


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DVRPC Awards $7.6 million to 11 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Projects

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has awarded $7.6 million to eleven local projects in Southeastern Pennsylvania through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). The federal program funds community-based “non-traditional” projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of the nation’s intermodal transportation system. Selected projects include trail, sidewalk, transit stop, and on-road bicycle improvements.

“These eleven projects will enable communities to build multi-use trails, safe routes to school and pedestrian pathways, and bike lanes and bikeway projects, providing transportation options for a wide variety of users throughout our region,” said Barry Seymour, DVRPC Executive Director. “This is one more step in our ongoing efforts to implement The Circuit, the region’s ambitious plan for a 750-mile network of connected trails.”

The projects and awarded funding are listed below. (Complete list here)


($370,000) – A plaza reconstruction project on the northeastern corner of the Chelten Avenue and Greene Street intersection. The plaza, adjacent to a Charter school and public library, will improve and connect a busy bus stop to Vernon Park. 

View the plans here CG_Plaza_DWGSET_021116

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Friends of Vernon Park 2015 Annual Report

Dear Friends of Vernon Park,

Vernon Park Bazaar 15


I hope you’ve visited our newly re-opened and fixed up Vernon Park!  There is no substitute for seeing it yourself, watching the children play and adults use the fitness equipment.  Check out the new benches, picnic tables and areas where we can dream of events for next year.

Please take a few minutes and read the Annual Report 15.

We have been particularly blessed this year with the support of our political representatives, community members and volunteers from surrounding educational institutions.

We never take any of the support for granted.  So whether you bought bargains from a vendor, applauded Stars Under the Stars, cleared up leaves, pulled up porcelain berries, bagged trash or sent in a donation, we are very grateful.

Please consider including Friends of Vernon Park in your year-end financial donations by contributing through Paypal on our website: or send a check made payable to Friends of Vernon Park, P. O. Box 48374, Philadelphia, PS 19144.  We welcome contributions large and small.

Join us in 2016.  Do come to our regular meetings usually held on the second Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Center in the Park (entrance from the parking lot off Rittenhouse Street).

Please feel free to forward this report to anyone who might be interested.

Best wishes to you all,

Ruth Seeley

President, Friends of Vernon Park

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Childrens’ Arts & Crafts Dec. 12: Peace & Love in Germantown


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Ribbon Cutting in Vernon Park | Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 pm


Come out and celebrate Vernon Park under our new lights! Bring your friends. This is a big moment for all of us in Germantown.  We have a lovely new playground, interesting plantings and places to sit to enjoy fall as the leaves change.

Come to the celebration and start dreaming about plans for next spring and summer!

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Ribbon Cutting Postponed

The ribbon cutting scheduled for today, October 14 at 2 pm has been postponed. Thank you to our community for all of your support, flexibility and patience during the Park’s renovations. Please visit Vernon Park in the meantime, there are great things to see. We will post information about a rescheduled date when it is available.

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Announcing the 2015 Fall Bazaar in Vernon Park! Sat, Sept. 19!



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