Healthy Parks and Open Spaces

PHILADELPHIA, AUG. 15– Ideas to support and grow local parks and other open spaces took center stage during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Philadelphia. The hearing, titled Healthy Parks and Open Spaces, was hosted by Reps. Morgan Cephas and Rep. Rick Krajewski, both D-Philadelphia, at the Kingsessing Recreation Center on Monday, August 15 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. It featured testimony from local and state government officials, as well as organizations dedicated to cleaning up and maintaining parks and open spaces. 

Host + Testifiers

  • Hosts: Reps. Morgan Cephas and Rick Krajewski (D-Philadelphia)
  • Testifiers:
    • Jamie Gauthier, Philadelphia Councilmember, 3rd District
    • Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
    • Randy Hartmann, Senior Director of Affiliate Operations, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
    • Casey Kuklick, Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    • Taylor Nezat, Acting Director of Legislative Affairs,
    • Department of Environmental Protection

Agenda + Testimony

Media Release + News Coverage