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Curbed Philly’s 7 most talked-about news stories of 2018

From the most controversial to the ones that made the biggest impact

Walk-up coffee shop coming to Dilworth Park

It’s going to be on the southern end of the park

Rail Park wins 2018 engineering award

Praised as one of the best projects in the region this year. The project has a way to go before it’s all finished

City breaks ground on first Rebuild project

The Parkside project will see two new fields built at the open space

Over 100 parks participating in city-wide cleanup day

Volunteers are needed to help clean up parks

Deck the Hall holiday show returning to Dilworth Park

For the second year in a row

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Mapping the development boom along the Schuylkill River

There have been a lot of changes in the past few years

Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial Plaza opens on the Parkway

The $7 million project brings interactive technology into the mix

13 photos that capture the colorful opening of Cherry Street Pier

The long-awaited space has been opening this past week

Franklin Square Fountain getting a colorful, $2 million makeover

The 180-year-old fountain will soon have light shows

DRWC awarded $4M for I-95 capping park project

The money will partly go toward funding civic engagement

Dilworth Park’s mist and light art project just opened. Here’s how it works

Color shines down from below and above.

University City Trolley Portal Gardens opening this month

After a year of construction, the public space is opening in the 40th Street trolley portal

Pulse, the mist art installation in Dilworth Park, has opening date

Pulse has been a long time coming, and the first part of the art installation will arrive next month.

In Kensington, a once run-down playground gets new life

The first phase of renovations for the Waterloo Playground in West Kensington is opening this month

Festival will kick off mid-October opening of Cherry St. Pier

The Delaware River Waterfront also announced 14 artists who will work in the space when it opens.

‘Reclaiming public space’: How Philadelphians turned ads into art

Trash cans decked out with loud yellow ads have been turned into art pieces by local artists, thanks to a group of Philadelphians.

Rebuild moves forward with rec center project following court ruling

The Rebuild initiative will invest in the Heitzman Recreation Center in Harrowgate.

Turning vacant lots into green spaces improves mental health, Penn study finds

Residents reported a decrease in depression when nearby vacant lots were turned into green spaces

Made in America festival will stay on the Parkway

The news comes after reports last week that Jay-Z’s popular festival would move off of the Parkway.

The Oval’s 2018 opening, in Instagram photos

Philly’s annual pop-up park that shuts down part of The Parkway, to allow pedestrians to play, just opened this weekend to Philadelphians’ delight.

Bringing play to historic Philly

We talked to the director of the Betsy Ross house about how historic Philly sites combine "play" with education, allowing kids to interact with their urban environment, both present and past.

Open Thread: What do you want to see from Oval+ this year?

Tell us what you’re eager to see improved about the space this year.

Oval+ pop-up park and new Barnes canopy open this week

The interactive popup park Oval+, opens on the Parkway this week, providing space for families to play, bike, run, and lounge.

Oval+ returning with plans to expand into Parkway

The bigger project means a section of the Parkway will be shut down to make way for bikers, walkers, and art enthusiasts

Centennial Commons opens, phase two plans announced

The park opens after over a decade of planning

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All the Parks on Tap locations, mapped for 2018

Here’s where you’ll find the mobile beer garden in Philly’s parks from May through October.

After two years, LOVE Park reopens with new look

"This is your space... this is your city"

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9 things to do in Philly for Memorial Day weekend 2018

From boating and beer, to history and culture, here’s everything you can do this weekend.

Philly’s long-awaited Rail Park has an opening date

The first phase will open in June

Closures and parade routes: What to know for Philly’s Carnaval de Puebla

The annual parade runs on Sunday this year

City announces official opening day for long-awaited LOVE Park

The announcement came during a ceremony to welcome the sculpture back

Pennsylvania’s 2018 Trail of the Year is right here in Philly

The five-mile trail was just crowned the 2018 Trail of the Year by Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

6 Philly transportation projects receive $7.3M in funding

Philly just secured more than $7 million from PennDOT to go toward fixing and improving Philly’s streets, trails, and more.

Rail Park opening delayed until spring 2018

Center City District announced Tuesday that the first phase of the quarter-mile-long, elevated park will not open in February as expected. The opening date has been pushed back to spring 2018.

South to Christian segment along Schuylkill River Trail opens

Schuylkill Banks announced Wednesday that South to Christian has opened to trail users, extending the trail by another 1,400 feet and closing the gap between the Boardwalk and Grays Ferry Crescent.

New map reveals Philly’s favorite running, cycling routes

A new map published by fitness tracker Strava offers a fascinating peek into how and where people exercise all over the world, including right here in Philly.

10 things for Philly to look forward to in 2018

New Year, new parks, buildings, and more! Here are 10 things to look forward to in Philly over the next 12 months.

Philly’s biggest cliffhangers of 2017, from Amazon HQ2 to Jewelers Row

As we say goodbye to 2017, we lay out Philly’s six biggest cliffhangers of the year, from Amazon HQ2 to the city’s affordable housing crisis.