June 6, 2017
On June 6th, 65 volunteers joined United by Blue for a cleanup at the Lakes at FDR Park. Stretching out about 348 acres, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, is a coveted green space for South Philadelphia. The park draws an eclectic outdoor crowd, providing resources for all kinds of activity. Whether you are watching a baseball game, kayaking at Meadow Lake, having a family picnic, or skate-boarding in the skate park, you will always find recreation at FDR! In addition to its high activity in the summer months, FDR Park is set between the South Philadelphia Sports Complex and Interstate 95, which causes a lot of trash to build up in the park. United by Blue joined forces with the Friends of FDR Park, Aqua Vida, Oru Kayak, Little Baby's Ice Cream, Philadelphia Water, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Zipcar for this cleanup, and together, we were able to remove 769 lbs. of trash from the lakes and surrounding park.