Dog owners love their city parks. This is especially true for me, given the fact that the little gem that is Dickinson Square Park, located on 4th and Dickinson, is just a block’s walk from my front door.
Complete with a playground, benches, basketball court, and huge Maple trees, this park has become a main fixture in my Sunday afternoon laziness routine. I’ll usually bring a blanket, the dog, and a good book and just lay in the sun for hours with my Ipod on. Delicious.
Residents keep the park looking meticulous thanks to biweekly neighborhood park cleanings, gardening, and an endless supply of plastic bags for dog doo-doo that can be found in buckets attached to streetlights in each corner of the park.
If you live in South Philly and haven’t had the chance to visit Dickinson Square Park, this coming weekend would be the perfect chance! Friends of Dickinson Square present the 3rd annual Square Fair on June 6th from 9am to 3pm. This year’s fair will feature original art work from local artists. There will even be a flea market (SCHWEET!!) for all of you guys who like second-hand treasures. There will also be live musical entertainment from CAPA music students.
There is limited space available for artists, antique dealers and vendors for this event. Vendors interested in participating in this year’s Square Fair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-685-1885. The cost is $15.00 per space; vendors must supply their own table. Set up time is 8am.