Friday, May 10, 2013

Spring Open House at Clemente Park! FREE Yoga / Hula Hoop / Jump Rope Classes 5/18!

Please Join us for the SPRING OPEN HOUSE!

Saturday, May 18th 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Now that Spring has sprung it's time to celebrate!
Join us for three FREE, ALL AGES, ALL LEVELS community classes at the park!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - All LEVELS yoga class (bring a mat if you have one)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - All LEVELS Hula Hoop class! (hoops provided)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - All Levels Jump Rope class (ropes provided)

Hope to see you there! Please spread the word!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Clemente Fest 2013! Call for Volunteers, sponsors, vendors, tables, PERFORMERS!

Join us at Clemente Park and Playground on Saturday, May 18th 2013 for the 4th Annual Clemente Fest! We are currently looking for volunteers and community organizations who would like to participate. Also for individuals in or near the neighborhood who would like to PERFORM or share anything with the community - this is YOUR FESTIVAL! email for more info!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Clemente Fest May 19th!

Sign up for the PING PONG TOURNAMENT Here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Coming up fast- CLEMENTE FEST!

The second annual Clemente Fest on May 14 from 2 - 6pm will feature a fun, FREE celebration of the park open to the entire community. Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy live music and performances, yoga and bellydance demonstrations, a handball tournament, activities for kids and a great raffle (prizes from La Colombe Coffee, Wake Up Yoga, WellPoint Massage, Fairmount Bicycles and more)--all to raise awareness of the ongoing efforts to revitalize the park. Come out and support this great park at 18th and Wallace for more info check our Facebook Page and blog.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Clemente Playground Plans

It's been a while since we've shown it--- but since the playground renewal is in progress, here is the rendering of the completed, lovely Roberto Clemente Park and Playground:
Hoping it will be complete by the end of May!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Clemente Fest!! May 14 2-6 PM; Handball tournament and more!

Big news! Aside from the moon bounce, all of the amazing musicians that will be performing; Kaligata, Bomple, Magic Message, Gregory Morgan, etc., news just broke that Cobre Restaurant (812 N Broad St, Philadelphia 19130: (215) 235-1881) will be sponsoring a HANDBALL TOURNAMENT!! The first 10 teams (of 2) to enter will get a t-shirt! Email for more info!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Clemente Volunteers win Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Award

Sara Hirschler and Laila Reilly were selected to win a Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Award for their efforts with Clemente Park and Playground over the last few years.
Sara accepted the award on behalf of Clemente Park and Playground and is pictured here (from left to right) with Daniel McElhatton, Lorraine Ballard-Morrill and Miss America, Teresa Scanlan.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Groundbreaking Success!

Councilman Darrell Clarke speaking about Clemente Park and Playground
A future playground user studying the plans
It's really happening!

Golden shovels... (can you believe there are companies that exclusively sell Golden Shovels??!)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Save these Dates! Clean ups and Clemente Fest 2011

We are so excited for the weather to warm up!

Here are some important dates--jot them down and come out:

March 5: GROUNDBREAKING for Clemente: 11 AM

March 14: Next Friends of Clemente Meeting @ the Rec Center

April 2: Mayor's Clean-Up: 10 AM

April 16: PHS Love Your Park Clean-Up: 10 AM

May 14th: 2nd Annual Clemente Fest: 2 - 6 PM

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Next Meeting: January 31st

MEETING: The Friends of Clemente will be meeting on Monday, January 31st at 6:30 PM at the Rec Center at 18th and Wallace to talk about spring (yes, it's on it's way!) at Clemente Park & Playground. This meeting will cover volunteer opportunities and also invite everyone to brainstorm ideas for programs, initiatives and events for Clemente for the upcoming season. Please come out--you'l be sure to meet some neighbors!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Next Clean Up at Clemente Park and Playground

Our next clean up will be Saturday, November 13th from 10 AM - 12 PM!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


On Wednesday 10/27, Councilman Clarke will be presenting and speaking about the new plans for Clemente Park and Playground.

The meeting will be held at St. Andrew's Church on 19th and Wallace and will begin at 6:30 PM.

Please attend--the more people who attend, the more the Councilman will realize that this is a piece of land and a promise he made that MATTERS TO THE COMMUNITY!

Thank you in advance!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Clean Up on Saturday!

10 AM - 12 Noon! Come join us as we beautify the park for fall!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Originally uploaded by jenna walcott
It was a beautiful day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Clemente Fest!!!

This Saturday from 11 AM - 4 PM!

There will be music from Dante Bucci, Kaligata, Gregory Morgan and DJ Jeffrey!
Puerto Rican bomba and plena music group Bomplé will be joining us as well at 12:30 in addition to Hula Hoop performer Miya Benindente!

Come out come out wherever you are--it's going to be so much fun!
There will also be a moon bounce and a relay race for kids.

See you Saturday!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Clean Up Part 2

There will be another Clean Up at Clemente Park & Playground on May 8th, Saturday from 9 AM - 1 PM!!!
This is the perfect time for another clean up because our big event the Clemente Fest is one week later on May 15th!

We'll be finishing up fence painting and making sure the place is sparkling clean!