It was extremely disappointing to see people climbing our Christmas tree in Marconi Plaza on Eagles parade day. It was completely irresponsible to climb a tree that cannot support the weight of people on its branches and, parents, you should be ashamed of yourself for encouraging your children to do this. We had a wonderful Christmas celebration in December with this tree and we hope that the neighborhood appreciates our efforts to promote a warm community spirit.

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Soccer Shots, a soccer clinic for children ages 2-8, which teaches introductory soccer skills as well as character words such as teamwork, patience and courage. Our winter season is open for registration and set to start the beginning of January. See below for local options:

Lilypad (1234 South Broad Street)

8 week season- $88.00


Friday, January 12th- March 2nd, 2018

10:40 am- ages 2-3

11:20 am- ages 2-3

EOM Athletic Association (144 Moore St.)

10 week season- $125.00

Thursday, January 11th- March 15th, 2018

4:00 pm- ages 5-7

4:45 pm- age 2

5:20 pm- age 3-4

Guerin Rec Community Center (16th and Jackson St.)

10 week season- $125.00

Saturday January 6th- March 10th, 2018

9:30 am- ages 3-4

10:10 am- age 2

10:45 am- age 2

11:20 am- age 4.5-6

Registration is open and spots are filling up:

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Melissa Smith


A very special thank you to George Hatton, Shawn Jalosinski and the Sports Complex Special Services District for planning and planting the beautiful tree in Marconi Plaza. Also, special thanks to Philadelphia Fire Department Ladder 19 and to the carolers from St. Pio School and to Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. We also thank all who came out last evening to begin a new tradition of Christmas tree lighting in our park.

REMINDER: Tree lighting event tonight at 730 pm on west side of Marconi Plaza.

HOLIDAY COMMUNITY EVENT: Please join us for the 1st Annual Tree Lighting event in Marconi Plaza on Monday evening December 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm on the west side of Broad Street near the Columbus statue. Special Thanks to the Sports Complex Special Services District for planting the beautiful cedar tree that will be part of our holiday tradition now and for years to come. Feel free to bring an ornament to hang on the tree.

Philadelphia Leaf Recycling Program begins this week. Saturdays from now till December 16 (except Nov. 11 and Nov. 25) leaves in paper biodegradable bags will be picked up at 15th and Bigler Streets and 20th and Hartranft Streets from 9 am to 3 pm. No tree branches or brush; just leaves. Bags can be purchased at home improvement stores, such as Home Depot and Lowes.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to one of us Adrianne and new hubby Fred!

A very special thank you to all individuals and groups who made our Fall Love Your Park a special and successful event!

Reminder: tonight 7 to 10 pm east side Marconi Plaza

Sat 7:00 PM EDTMarconi Plaza: 2800 S. Broad Street
2,227 people interested

Hello Park Friends!

We wanted to share the exciting news that the registration for Tree Philly's Fall Yard Tree Giveaways is now open! This fall there are four chances for you to get a tree to plant in your yard. You can choose from 13 different trees, and at each event you will learn how to plant and care for your new tree. FYI - yard trees must be planted in the ground in the city of Philadelphia on private property, not in a pot, or in the sidewalk.

Please see the attache...d flier, check it out and feel free to spread the word to your networks! The link to register, and the list of community grantees can be found here -…/

Happy tree planting!

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Fall is here (really, it is!) and it’s time to plant a tree! This fall there are four chances for you to get a tree to plant in your yard. Choose from 13 different trees, including large shade ... Read More

We invite all who are interested in joining us for Love Your Park on Saturday, November 4 from 10 am till noon to register at Our activity for that day is to clean both east and west of Marconi Plaza of the multitude of leaves that are being shed at this time of the year. Bags, gloves and rakes will be provided. We will meet at the bocce court. Your help is greatly appreciated.😊

Thanks for your interest in volunteering for the LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day. For more information on how LOVE Your Park works, please read this. If you have additional...

Our friends at Amadee Bregy Elementary School are hosting a Walk-a-thon on October 30. They are raising money to send to the Red Cross to aid the hurricane relief efforts in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. They are having a pep rally on October 16 which includes prizes and they have received much support from local businesses. Please join in and support their efforts.

If you are driving to the Columbus Day parade in Marconi area, please be mindful that because of a home Eagles game at 1 pm anyone without a parking pass will be ticketed and/or towed. Area involved is Broad St. to 7th and Oregon to Pollock.

Since Summer 2017 has drawn to a close, the Friends of Marconi Plaza thank our friends at Sports Complex Special Service District for sponsoring our summer events, namely, our movie night and summer concert. We sincerely appreciate your financial support. We thank you also for the beautification of the corners at Broad and Bigler Streets, as we continually receive many compliments about them.

We Walk PHL is a free walking group that meets several times per week at several of Philly Parks. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation staff lead the walking groups with support from community walking group leaders, following training via the Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program. This is a cooperative effort of Fairmount Park Conservancy, PPR, Philly Powered and Health Promotion Council.
Marconi Plaza has been selected to see if there is interest in our area for such a group. Please send email to if you are interested.