1 Awbury Road Philadelphia, PA 19138 +1 215 849 2855
The Awbury Arboretum is 55 acres of horticultural mastery located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia. Wildflowers, ferns, serene fields and woodlands combine to create a formal garden along Victorian standards. The land was purchased in 1852 by the wealthy Cope family as a summer home; it became an arboretum in 1916. Programs for inner-city children and guided nature walks are also available. Admission to the park is free.
Cobb's Creek Golf Course is actually located within Philadelphia city limits, just minutes away from downtown. This 18-hole championship set of links is a par 71 public course of 6130 yards. Opened in 1916, Cobb's Creek has watered fairways, putting greens, yardage markers and a driving range that has made this course a favorite among golfers. Opened year round, tee time reservations are required. Call for information about large or corporate outings.
100 East Northwestern Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118 +1 215 247 5777
This 92-acre public garden is populated with rare, exotic and large trees presented in four different environments: The English Park, Rose Garden, Swan Pond and Japanese Garden all offer a multitude of species and phylum of plants specific to each area. The generally Victorian tone of the gardens radiates a sense of romance and natural splendor. University of Pennsylvania students conduct botanical experiments and studies that are also on display.
Longshore and Hegerman streets Philadelphia, PA 19130 +1 215 624 1966
The society of Methodists in Tacony numbered 16 members in 1873 when worship services were first held in a small chapel. After outgrowing that location, a new church was built in 1882 and continues to be used today. Members form a tight-knit Congregation whose purpose is to proclaim the love of God to the world and to serve the surrounding community. Individuals and families actively participate in the ministries of the Tacony United Methodist Church and its various fellowship programs.
3117 Longshore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19149 +1 215 338 4487
Members of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church are part of a warm and caring Congregation. Families and individuals participate in a variety of ministries that support the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the community. Some of the ministries include Aid for Friends, Thanksgiving Dinners, Christmas Collections, a Missionary to Mexico City, Summer Mission programs, Collection for Hot Food program, and College Care Packages. The Sunday School classes provide religious training to everyone from infants to seniors and two new electives include an extensive Bible study class and a class in Contemporary Christian Music.
9707 Bustleton Ave Philadelphia, PA 19115 +1 215 673 1504
Founded in the early 19th century, Bustleton United Methodist Church provides worship and fellowship opportunities for adults and youth. Adult members participate in contemporary worship, Bible study classes, choir, parent support groups, a quilting group, women's circles and bell choir. Children are involved in Sunday school, children's choir, junior youth groups for grades 6-12, Christ's Cool Kids program, and sponsored scout programs. Korean prayer and worship services are also featured at various times. Alcoholics' Anonymous is hosted at this location.
201 Loney Street Philadelphia, PA 19111 +1 215 745 7416
Children participate in Sunday school, singing choir, bell choir and youth fellowship groups. Supervised trips to Methodist camps are also arranged. There are plenty of opportunities for adult fellowship as well; women's circles meet monthly to socialize and discuss religion and current topics. Fellowship groups plan trips to the shore, to dinner, bowling or work together at fund raising events. All members attend dances, movies and other activities in the church social hall. Youth and adults perform together in plays and musical performances. The church auditorium seats approximately 400 people.
1075 Southhampton Road Philadelphia, PA 19116 +1 215 676 3939
These nine holes have enticed many a golfer to take a long lunch from time to time. This public, par-27 course offers a quick escape from work or an ideal place to hold a meeting while on the links. Located within the city limits, Quarette is located in Northeast Philadelphia just minutes away from the business district. Don't worry about stopping to pick up your clubs rentals are available. Reservations are not required, greens fees are $9 on the weekdays and $10 on the weekend. Enjoy a cocktail afterward at the bar while you add up your score. The course is open April-November.
700 Cobbs Creek Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19143 +1 215 685 1900
The goal of Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center is to increase community awareness about issues that affect the environment. The Environmental Center accomplishes this goal by maintaining a major nature center for educational, recreational and aesthetic purposes and by providing hands-on environmental activities such as recycling, composting, trail development, watershed studies and park management. The Center includes an interpretive trail system, picnic grove, meeting rooms, classrooms, administrative offices, laboratories and exhibition space.
8046 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136 +1 215 335 9500
The kids will bug you to take them to the Philadelphia Insectarium, a fascinating museum that is designed to educate the public about the wonderful world of insects. The goal of the museum is to show the critical role that insects play in the balance of nature, the environment and our economy. There are two floors of live and mounted insects from around the globe, a tank inhabited by glow-in-the-dark scorpions, a working beehive and a live termite colony. The big hit with kids is a glass-enclosed kitchen crawling with thousands of cockroaches.
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