City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy will celebrate the 8thAnnual Growing the Neighborhood (GTN) Volunteer Day and a brand new playground during an afternoon event and ribbon cutting ceremony in FDR Park.
Mayor Nutter and representatives from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, the ACE Group, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Sunoco Foundation and Friends of FDR Park will provide remarks. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy will announce $125,000 worth of capital improvement projects that will be made to FDR Park on behalf of the GTN initiative, and, provide a special announcement from the city.
More than 150 corporate and community volunteers will be onsite for the playground dedication and Volunteer Day activities. In the morning, volunteers will gather in the 348-acre park for a cleanup. Volunteers will mulch new trees, cleanup trash and participate in a site-line vegetation cleanup around the lake.
Dozens of children will also participate in cleanup and fun activities including fire truck tours, face painting, playground fun, fishing and environmental programs led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
GTN is a program, founded by the ACE Group and NovaCare Rehabilitation in 2004, presented by the Fairmount Park Conservancy to bring corporate support to neighborhood parks throughout Philadelphia.
City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter
Deputy Mayor Michael DiBeradinis, Environmental and Community Resources
Kathryn Ott Lovell, Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy
Steven Reiss, SVP & Regional Executive Officer, Mid-Atlantic Region ACE USA
Dan Bradley, NovaCare Rehabilitation Division President
Ruth Clauser, Sunoco Foundation President
Greg Jacovini, President of Friends of FDR Park
Nearly 150 of community and corporate volunteers including adults and children
Saturday, September 10
Playground Dedication: 11 a.m.
Volunteer Day Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
1500 Pattison Avenue
The speaking program will take place next to the new playground
DIRECTIONS: Enter from Pattison Ave and follow the balloons