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Photos by Miles Kennedy/Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies and Citizens Volunteer with the Fairmount Park Conservancy on Earth

May 8, 2024

While the team is away in Cincinnati, Phillies front office staff and Citizens employees took action for a healthier planet. Together, they celebrated Earth Day during a volunteer workday event led by the Fairmount Park Conservancy at Pattison Lagoon at FDR Park, a half-mile away from Citizens Bank Park.


More than 50 employees helped to honor the planet by planting native grasses and trees, removing invasive species and participating in trash cleanup as needed at Pattison Lagoon. The Phillie Phanatic joined the fun, “helping” employees during the cleanup and orchestrating a Red Goes Green volunteer group photo.


Fairmount Park Conservancy leads volunteer efforts year-round to engage park-lovers and sustain Philadelphia’s parks across the city. The Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation encourage all Philadelphians to sign up for Love Your Park, May 11-19, to help maintain clean, green and beautiful public spaces for all.


FDR Park is a 348-acre park located in South Philadelphia that serves local neighbors and regional visitors with a variety of active recreational features and unique ecological assets. This work around the Pattison Lagoon is part of the FDR Park Plan – Philly’s largest, most public-facing investment in climate resilience that builds better, more diverse access for everyone in the city. Learn more here.