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11 quiet Philly spots when you just need to be alone

Winter is the perfect time to take in some quiet, contemplative nature. Walk around, read a book, and most of all, be alone in these thoughtful, gorgeous locations.

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17 hidden gems of Fairmount Park

From old stone tunnels to trails off the beaten path, here are some of the must-visit secrets of Fairmount Park.

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25 secret gardens, parks, and green spaces in Philly

Welcome to Curbed's map of secret gardens, parks, and green spaces throughout Philly. For the purposes of our map, the word "secret" applies to everything from tiny neighborhood gardens to some larger parks that are under-appreciated.

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11 Philly area hikes with scenic endings

From hikes lined with waterfalls to summits with epic views, these 12 hikes all offer a little something extra to keep your attention.

18 simple ways to live green in Philly

From planting a free tree to purifying with plants, here are more than a dozen tips, big and small, to help make your home, neighborhood, and city more sustainable.

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26 best things to do in Philly

Now is the perfect time to take in Philly’s gardens, museums, cemeteries, and outdoor art.

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Free things to do in Philly over Labor Day weekend

From boat rides on the Schuylkill to free admission to museums, there’s plenty to do and see if you’re sticking around Philly for the long weekend.

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Philly’s best parks to BBQ and picnic

Not all city folks are so lucky to have a patio or backyard to host an epic cookout. That's where this handy map can help.

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13 non-touristy places in Philly to take your out-of-town relatives

They're much less touristy than your typical spots, but still offer that typical Philly experience.

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11 ways to get out on the water in Philly this summer

We've rounded up the top spots where you can get out on the water within city limits (legally, mind you), whether you're looking for a quiet canoe trip or just to dip your toes in the water.

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Hidden gems of Independence National Historical Park

But there is a lot more to the national park than Independence Hall or the Liberty. In fact, there are 55 acres of Independence National Historical Park to explore, if you just know where to look.

City holds first ribbon cutting on Rebuild project

Funded by the tax on sweetened beverages

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Here’s where to watch and play bocce this summer

It may not have originated here, but bocce ball is an extremely popular Philly activity.

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Where to camp near Philly

All sites are within a one-hour drive

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Philly's Most Beautiful Alleys

From the tree-lined, cobblestone Quince Street to the English Village on St. James Place, there are plenty of lovely alleys hidden throughout Philadelphia.

The Oval+ announces 2019 opening date

From July through August, experience the beloved art and public park installation.

Open Thread: What would you like to see at Graffiti Pier?

A beloved Philly fixture is becoming a park

DRWC seeking input as Graffiti Pier becomes public park

The DRWC has received a grant from the William Penn Foundation

Check out the newly opened Drexel Square

The square is the first part of the long awaited Schuylkill Yards project

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Here's a map of places you should go splash in this summer

There are more splash pads to cool down in Philly than just pools, and Curbed Philly's put together a list of the best of them for you. So grab a towel, the kids, and head on out. It's only gonna get hotter.

New Northern Liberties pod park aims to help revive the Piazza

It will include a giant robot sculpture, as well as food, drink, and retail vendors.

First Schuylkill Yards project—a 1.3-acre park—is finally here

Drexel Square Park is the first part of the $3.5B project to open

Athletic fields, wetlands included in FDR Park’s $200M renovation project

The master plan was unveiled after a year of public input

Philly rises in ranking of country’s best park systems

95 percent of residents live within walking distance of a park

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Mapping the building boom along the Delaware River

Big changes are coming to the Delaware River Waterfront. Everything from an 11-acre park at Penn’s Landing to a massive residential village in Pennsport.

Open Thread: Which spaces should we make public?

Following the lead of Reading Terminal Market, what other public spaces would you like to see?

Art show and festival will celebrate Rail Park’s history

And look toward its future

City-wide park cleanup kicks off this weekend

100 parks across Philly are participating

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9 nature-heavy bike routes in Philly

The trails with the most green spaces

Free Streets 2019: Everything you need to know

The popular, pedestrian-focused event returns this August

The 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival’s opening weekend, in 11 bright photos

To help ring in spring

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The ultimate 2019 guide to Parks on Tap

The popular mobile beer garden returns this month.

Private ‘urban oasis’ planned for 10-story condo project near parkway

It may conflict with the extension of the existing Rail Park

Amid debate, City Council passes bill to study soda tax

Council members clashed over the effect of the study Thursday

Council considering proposals to study, amend soda tax

The controversial tax has given funding for Kenney’s Rebuild project

Renovated Love Park saucer will be a restaurant with 360-degree views

Opening in late 2019

Planned Starbucks kiosk at Dilworth Park sparks outcry

Some Philadelphians are considering protests

Open Thread: What amenities should we see in our parks?

A recent debate over a Dilworth Park Starbucks got us thinking

Proposed 10-acre Bridesburg park moves forward with $2 million grant

Check out the renderings here