Welcome to Curbed Philly's first-ever Outdoors Week — the magical five-day period where we examine, celebrate and probably even poke a little fun at Philly's awesome outdoorsy things to do and listings on the market. You just sit back and enjoy the air conditioning while we feature some of Philly's best outdoor spaces, cool down jawns as well as your favorite outdoor parks and places during this fun-filled adventure. It all culminates in the unveiling of Philly Best Dog Park! Voting kicks off on Friday and all will be revealed Monday morning! You'se guys strapped in? Here we go!
Philadelphia is home to over 10,000 acres of city parkland — that's an insane amount of awesome public space! While we all love the views from the Belmont Plateau, people watching in Rittenhouse Square and relaxing on the banks Schuylkill River, some of Philadelphia's best park spots tend to be the ones that don't often get much publicity. Today, we explore a wide array of Philly area parks. Some are huge public parks, while others a merely a sliver of land made special by caretakers and residents. We can guarantee one thing — all of them are awesome! Have a park that holds a special place in your heart? Hit us up in the comments or through the tip line and we'd be more than happy to add it!
· Curbed Outdoors Week 2014 [Curbed Philly]