Friends of Vernon Park 2018 Annual Report!


View online here: FOVP_AnnualReport_2018_web!

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Sat. Nov. 10! Fall 2018 Love Your Park Day

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We’ll be planting trees, raking leaves, weeding garden beds, and more, in Historic Vernon Park. Volunteers will see and learn about the Vernon Park monuments, the rain garden, the Black Writers Museum, and more. We’ll lead a thorough orientation at the start of the event, provide hands-on leadership throughout the day, and wrap up with a reflection and appreciation activity at the end. No special skills are needed. This event will appeal most to folks who love Nature, gardening, or physical work outdoors. We’ll provide light refreshments. Volunteers should wear old clothes – we’ll be getting dirty! – and sturdy shoes, and bring any snacks or drinks that you like. We provide all tools and materials. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Join us! Register online here.

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RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER! 2018 Fall Bazaar & Flea Market will be held on Oct. 20::::


Download the application or register online below: fovpbazaarfleamarketapplicationfaq2018_web


Online vendor registration is now closed. You may still register tomorrow morning from 7:30-8:45 at the event. Thank you!


Another way to support:

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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‘Under the Shady Old Tree’ Summer Reading and Arts Program


Summer Reading and Arts program this Summer in Vernon Park, in partnership with the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Philadelphia Regional Library and made possible by the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Children (of all ages) and their caregivers are invited to cool off ‘Under the Shady Old Tree’ this summer. Guest readers will read aloud, along with arts & activities based on a specific theme each week.

Friday, July 13 | 3-4:30 p.m. | theme: The environment (with Friends of the Wissahickon)

Friday, July 27 | 3-4:30 p.m. | featuring “Treasure Box” by local author

Friday, August 10 | 3-4:30 p.m. | featuring: “Love for a Lion” by local author Sarah Greene

Friday, August 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. | theme: peacefulness, mindfulness

Friends of Vernon Park is seeking slightly used children’s books to distribute at these story times so that our young friends and neighbors can add to/start their own libraries. Attendees are welcome to bring a book to swap, but it is not required—we will have plenty to share.

If you have well loved children’s books in good condition that you would like to donate, please contact

In case of bad weather, we will meet at the library in the Children’s department.



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POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! New Date: June 9, 2018 Spring Love Your Park

Welcome back, sun! The #LOVEYOURPARK cleanup & planting event in Vernon Park has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 9 (yes, same day as the elected officials’ rescheduled Community Day!). We’ll be working in the park from 9am-12pm, come on out for any time you can join us!

Sign up at…/vernon-park-spring-service-day


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Philly Spring Cleanup

Join us April 7 in Vernon Park for the Annual Philly Spring Cleanup! Details here:


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Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from Friends of Vernon Park! As we look forward to the year ahead with our wonderful community in Vernon Park and all around Germantown, we invite you to check out our FOVP_2017_AnnualReport_web. Thanks to everyone who joined us at an event, volunteered at a clean up, played on the playground and enjoyed the ‘Emerald of Germantown’, Vernon Park. See you in 2018!

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