Tree Maintenance – 2/21/24 to 2/22/24

The Parks and Recreation department, responding to a request from the Friends Board, has planned the trimming back of several trees that have been dropping large limbs. These trees, along Wharton Street and along Reed Street, require this maintenance to remove dangerous branches and help keep the trees healthy. We were advised today that the […]

Public Board Meeting – February 2024

Our first public board meeting of 2024 is slated for Tuesday, February 27th. Public Board MeetingThe Friends Board will be hosting six public meetings in 2024. The first of these is scheduled for next Tuesday, 2/27. Please consider joining us. Next Public Board Meeting When: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:00pm Where: Columbus Square Recreation […]

Happenings – Fall 2023

It’s so hard to believe that we’re already in the last weeks of Summer! Though we’re always sorry to see summertime wrapping up, what makes it a little easier is that there’s plenty happening this fall at Columbus Square. Parks on Tap is back for a second time this year; Theater Exile is hosting what […]

Watching the Grass Grow

Reseeding of our wonderful Columbus Square field has begun. We are looking forward to saying goodbye to the dirt and hello to green grass in time for Spring 2023. Our field sees constant – and increasing – use. Grassy areas like this are a natural resource that need management to keep the grass green and […]

Parks on Tap 2022 at Columbus Square

Wednesday, September 14 to Sunday, September 18 Join us for autumn cheer in the park with your neighbors and friends from around South Philly and beyond! Columbus Square is partnering with Parks on Tap to bring back one of our most popular events for 2022. Libations and snacks and good times abound on the patio […]

Love Your Park – Spring 2022

Let’s show Columbus Square the LOVE it deserves!  We’ll be sweepin’,  rakin’, and weedin’ in the park!  We’ll also be meetin’ and greetin’ and sharin’ whatever news we can about what’s up next for our favorite South Philly green space!  We’ll bring the cleaning supplies, you bring the enthusiasm. Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10am to 2pm. […]

Spring 2022 Community Meeting – March 22

Looking forward to springtime fun at Columbus Square? Join the Friends of Columbus Sq for our spring community meeting to share ideas and find out how you can get involved! Tuesday, March 22, 6-7pm on Zoom Register/join here:  

Christmas Tree Recycling – Saturday, Jan 8 from 9AM to 3PM

Keep your tree out of the landfill and help us provide mulch for local parks and gardens! Join us on Saturday, January 8 from 9am to 3pm for Christmas tree recycling. A $5 donation is requested. Cash is accepted, and online payments via Venmo or PayPal are preferred (@PassyunkSquare).  Please remember to remove all decorations, […]

Park Cleanup Day – December 4 at 10am

The leaves keep falling and that means we have the opportunity to come together and love our park just a little more! We would love to see you again on December 4th at 10am for a follow-up Park Clean-Up Day (Dec. 11th rain date). No registration necessary. Rally point will be at the Recreation Center. […]