Clark Park

Nature up close in Clark Park

December 23, 2011

A hawk swooped down and grabbed a squirrel yesterday afternoon in Clark Park while kids, who just got out of school, looked on. (Photo by Mike Lyons/West Philly Local)

Clark Park at about 4 p.m. yesterday looked and sounded as usual. Kids playing after school; their parents nearby chatting. People walking their dogs or reading the paper. Then things changed for a few minutes when a large red-tailed hawk swooped down, grabbed a squirrel and perched about 20 feet off the ground near the older kids’ playground. The hawk sat on a branch with the squirrel dangling from its talons as people gathered underneath the tree to get a better look – the parents of younger children looking a little nervous. The hawk, one of many that call Philadelphia home, lingered for 20 minutes or so before taking his dinner to a more secluded location.



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Pumpkins at Farmers’ Market

October 29, 2011

The Clark Park Farmers’ Market (43rd & Baltimore) has a nice selection of pumpkins today if anyone still needs one. But hurry up, it closes at 2 p.m.

Pumpkins at Farmers Market

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Friends of Clark Park meeting tonight

October 24, 2011

The Friends of Clark Park will hold a membership meeting tonight to elect new board members and update the community on future plans and events at the park. The meeting will be held at Griffith Hall at the University of the Sciences (near the intersection of 43rd Street and Woodland Avenue) at 7 p.m.

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Lord of the Flies in Clark Park and the rest of the Curio season

July 25, 2011

curioCurio Theatre Company has announced that its 2011-2012 season will include a free performance of “Lord of the Flies” in Clark Park, Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” and Dario Fo’s “Accidental Death of an Anarchist.”

The company has announced that discounted ticket packages are available for the upcoming season that amounts to a free ticket to one of four productions.

Curio’s season kicks off on September 2 with a special staging of Nigel Williams’ adaptation of “Lord of the Flies” in Clark Park as part of the Philly Fringe Live Arts Festival. The run also includes performances on Sept. 3, 7, 8 and 9 that are free and open to the public.

Its regular schedule includes:

• “Eurydice” – Oct. 12 through Nov. 12

• “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” – Dec. 7 through Jan. 7

• “Slaughterhouse-Five” – Feb 2 through March 3

• “The Tempest” – April 19 through May 19.

Click here for more information or to buy season tickets.

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A Day at Clark Park

July 2, 2011

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We came across this brilliant short music video (a little over three minutes) starring our beloved Clark Park and you all and we had to get it on the site. Thanks to filmmaker Joshua Wann (aka Esso) for letting us post it. Check out more of his stuff at Enjoy.

A Day at Clark Park from shot by esso™ on Vimeo.

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Pomp and circumstance and chess as usual

June 17, 2011

About 150 people turned out for the re-opening of Clark Park’s northern section on June 16.

In case you missed the official opening of the park yesterday, here’s a little slideshow. My favorite moment of the whole thing was turning around during the pomp and circumstances and ribbon cutting, etc. and seeing two guys sitting at one of the new tables playing chess. They were oblivious to everything else going on. That’s the Clark Park we know and love. The new look is great and functional, but the people make the place.


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