Photos, video, story by Cassie Hepler
If there’s only one awesome thing about Philadelphia, it is the extensive park system that balances the concrete jungle. Most notably, Fairmount Park which consists of 63 parks, with 9,200 acres, all overseen by the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation, successor to the Fairmount Park Commission in 2010.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy kicked off their 4th annual event to showcase Philly’s amazing parks and build the next generation of park champions at GLOW in the Park. On an almost picture perfect fall night, the weather decided to wait one more day to dip down into freezing digits.
The glorious architectural landmark and gateway to West Fairmount Park, Smith Memorial Arch (right off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive), was the perfect location to begin glowing in the dark and hosting fellow park lovers for a night of music, food, drinks and special surprises!
As usual, Uber was there touting their free $20 ride if you’re a newbie, there was a group biking option as well as valet bike parking (so green!) or for the driving a car crowd, parking at the Please Touch Museum.
For Fairmount Park Conservancy members, $45 included drinks, food truck noshes and entertainment. For non-members, $75 includes food, open bar, entertainment and included a $35-level membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy. (Tickets at the door were $100 per ticket!)