What The Inquirer Got Wrong About FDR Park

A recent editorial declared support for remaking the South Philly park as an outdoor turf sports complex. That is not what we really need

By Lauren McCutcheon

Save Soccer. Save Suffolk Park.

Philly’s most talented African soccer players play in Suffolk Park. City Hall touts their successes in the Unity Cup. So why can’t Philly give this park a little help?

By Kai Englisch

How to End the Endless Fuss Over FDR Park

The plan for Philadelphia’s largest neighborhood park has prompted a contentious fight, South Philly style. Could the answer be as simple as a walk in the park?

By Lauren McCutcheon

The Citizen Recommends: Make The World Better Fundraiser Concert

Japanese Breakfast headlines the event to support Connor Barwin’s parks nonprofit, now run by former first son Jesse Rendell

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Will We Save the Meadows That Saved Us?

The shuttered golf course at FDR Park went beautifully wild just when we needed it at the start of the pandemic. Now, the City wants to turn it into artificial ball fields. A South Philly local wonders why we can’t have both.

By Anisa George

Video: “Make The World Better”

Join Connor Barwin, Jason Kelce and friends in bringing joy to city parks. Help them help all of us live a better life

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Breaking Down Barriers

Can Sunflower Philly, a community space in Kensington run by local artists and funded by local developers, forge a connection between new and longtime residents?

By Emily Neil

The Citizen Recommends: Smith Playground Ribbon Cutting

Join former Eagle Connor Barwin as he unveils the $3.2 million renovations to the South Philly park his foundation refurbished

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy