The Friends of Mifflin Square Park are gearing up for the spring season with a number of fun and family friendly events scheduled for the weeks to come. Looking to get out and enjoy the warm(er) weather? Mifflin Square Park (6th & Ritner streets) is a great place to start! Here’s what you can look forward to in April and May:
April 5: Game Day at Mifflin Square Park, 4:00-6:00pm (games and healthy snacks) – Join the Friends of Mifflin Square Park for a fun-filled day, featuring games and activities for our youth park patrons, including, hula-hooping, soccer, kick ball, badminton, and more! Healthy snacks will be provided to all who participate.
April 9: Philly Spring Cleanup at Mifflin Square Park, 11am-1pm (litter and trash pick up, painting, and street sweep) – Join the Friends of Mifflin Square Park and neighborhood residents in support of the city-wide Philly Spring Cleanup, as we work to beautify the streets surrounding Mifflin Square and neighboring Weinberg Park. Supplies (bags, brooms, gloves, etc.) will be provided to all volunteers. Healthy snacks too!
April 30: Comcast Cares Day, time TBD (eco-gardening activity) – The Friends of Mifflin Square Park recently learned that the folks at City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program green-lighted our Comcast Cares Day proposal to construct an eco-garden at the park. Come on out and join the effort, as the Friends work with volunteers from the neighborhood and Comcast to construct a garden space at the park. It will be a true “Green Thumb” effort at Mifflin Square, as we support the wonderful festivities involved with the annual Comcast Cares Day program.
May 3: Spring Read-a-Thon, 3:30pm-6pm (reading and more reading, book giveaway, and group reading) – Building upon the success we’ve had with Read-a-Thon events at Mifflin Square Park over the past couple of years, we’ll be hosting our first reading extravaganza of 2016 on May 3. The after-school programs from Sharswood Elementary and the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia will join park patrons and volunteers from Leadership Philadelphia to read as many books as possible. We’ll spread out on the green grass and read together in small groups. Kids of all ages are welcome. We’ll have young adults and Friends Group members available to assist our younger park patrons who are still working to develop their reading skills. And when the event is over, youth participants can take books home with them to continue reading on their own. As always, healthy snacks will be available to all who participate!
May 7: Spring Love Your Park, 10am-1pm (clean-up & Bicycle Rodeo) – The Friends of Mifflin Square Park will be out to support Love Your Park Week, a collaborative effort among the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and Park Friends Groups from all over the city. Join the Friends of Mifflin to clean & green and celebrate Philly parks! The event will also feature a kid-friendly Bicycle Rodeo presented by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, featuring riding lessons, bike safety education, and a fun obstacle course. Bring your bike to the park and enjoy this fun program in recognition of National Bike Month.
For more information on any of the events noted above, please email FriendsofMifflinSquare@Gmail.com. See you at Mifflin Square Park!