It's officially park season, and everyone has their favorite. The Fresh Prince famously kicked it at the Belmont Plateau, bikini-clad masses crowd Rittenhouse Square on any given moderately balmy afternoon, and the banks of the Schuylkill now see their fair share of bike and foot traffic year-round. There's room for us all, and then some: Philadelphia is home to over 10,000 acres of city parkland —but some of Philadelphia's best park spots don't often get much publicity. Today, we revisit the wide array of Philly area parks. Some are huge public parks, others tiny parcels of land lovingly cared for by their community. There's a park with a "large area devoted to flying radio controlled model airplanes," and one whose history extends back to an elm tree that allegedly provided shade for William Penn and the Leni Lenape during a conversation or two.
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. And remember: wear your sunscreen!
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