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Behind the Merger of Two Fairmount Park Nonprofits results

Apr. 30, 2015 1:19 pm

Behind the Merger of Two Fairmount Park Nonprofits

For over a decade, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust worked to maintain and improve the massive, city-wide park. The Conservancy served as a steward of its natural resources. The Preservation Trust worked to preserve its many historic buildings. While their missions were closely aligned and they often competed for […]
Belmont Mansion is Finding its Place as a Historic Landmark results

Aug. 14, 2014 2:27 pm

Belmont Mansion is Finding its Place as a Historic Landmark

In 1986, Audrey Johnson Thornton was scrounging the city for a headquarters for her newly-founded American Women’s Heritage Society. After a fruitless search, a friend pointed her towards an abandoned house in Fairmount Park atop Belmont Plateau. Despite the breathtakingly scenic view of the city’s skyline, the building was an eyesore: the roof was collapsing […]
Community Helps Plan the Future of Fairmount Park purpose

Oct. 11, 2013 1:10 pm

Community Helps Plan the Future of Fairmount Park

Over the past few weeks, PennPraxis and Penn Project for Civic Engagement held a series of four community meetings to help craft A Community Vision and Action Plan for East and West Fairmount Park.
East Park Nonprofits Strive to Improve Access for Strawberry Mansion Residents results

Jul. 26, 2013 12:48 pm

East Park Nonprofits Strive to Improve Access for Strawberry Mansion Residents

With this in mind, a couple of nonprofits located in the park, Smith Memorial Playground and Outward Bound, are working with the Audubon Society and SEPTA to enhance access to the park for Strawberry Mansion residents.