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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Dickinson Square ‘not the best viable option for a dog run’ according to Parks and Rec

The dog run under I-95 may be taking steps in the right direction, but the other proposed Pennsport dog space may have reached the end of its course.

Dickinson Square Park

We’ve been following the plans for this dog-specific space for Dickinson Square from the survey that was initially released, to a public meeting that brought out the vocal non-supporters in May. Park and Recreation has now decided that Dickinson Square Park is “not the best viable option for a dog run.”

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Stadium District 

Beer gardens popping up at Jefferson Square, FDR Park this summer

The South Street West Pennsylvania Horticultural Society pop-up garden won’t be the only beer garden in South Philly this summer.

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Photo of last year’s PHS Passyunk Square pop-up garden.

Earlier this year the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy announced a plan to operate beer gardens throughout the city at various parks. Two South Philly community spaces will be transformed for a few days this summer for Parks on Tap.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Plan for green space at Guerin Rec Center needs community support again

In 2014, two plans were presented to create a green space in the parking lot at Guerin Recreation Center. At that meeting, the 50 attendees almost unanimously voted for this plan, which would use a portion of the parking lot at 2201 S. 16th St. to create this green space thanks to the Water Department and funding from the Green Cities, Clean Waters program.

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A year later, the project needs the support of the community again due to complaints over the loss of parking spaces and potential contamination under the parking lot, which has reportedly not been tested.

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