2019

GROW Magazine: Discover Our Region’s Hidden Pockets of Green

Follow a gently sloping path up an embankment off Reservoir Drive and walk through the new building...

2018

GridPhilly.com: With the opening of the Discovery Center, the East Park Reservoir is once again an oasis in Strawberry Mansion

In 1970, the City of Philadelphia closed off the East Park Reservoir at edge of the Strawberry Mansion...

Philly.com: Philadelphia’s glass skyline is killing birds. A new Fairmount Park building has a solution.

Philadelphia’s glittery, and ever-expanding skyline, is a thing of beauty - at least to the human eye. If you’re a...

Mommynearest.com: An Inside Look at Fairmoun't Park’s New Discovery Center

New to East Fairmount Park is The Discovery Center, a 14,000-square-foot education and conservation...

MetroKids: Philadelphia’s Newest park is Open for Bird Watching, Hiking

Philadelphia’s newest park and recreation site, The Discovery Center, is now open in East Fairmount Park...

PhillyMag.com: With the Opening of The Discovery Center, the Public Can Finally Explore a Hidden Reservoir in East Fairmount Park

You know, if I was going to write a throwback Nancy Drew novel, I’d probably title it something like...

Philadelphia Business Journal: East Fairmount’s $18.5M Discovery Center opens to the public

City Council President Darrell Clarke may not be able to take a speed boat around the 37-acre lake...

Audubon: The Discovery Center in Philadelphia Has Opened Its Gates

The Discovery Center, a nature-focused educational facility managed jointly by Audubon Pennsylvania...

PlanPhilly.com: Hidden habitat reclaimed as Discovery Center opens in Fairmount Park

Look at a map of Strawberry Mansion and X marks no spot. But there it is - a large, oddly shaped...

KYW News Radio: The Discovery Center opens in Fairmount Park

There’s a brand new attraction in Fairmount Park that is sure to please nature lovers. Friday marked the...

PlanPhilly.com: Building for Discovery

The Discovery Center, which opened at Strawberry Mansion Reservoir in East Fairmount Park on...

Philly.com: All-new Discovery Center brings a nature trail, exhibits, zip lines, and more to Fairmount Park reservoir

For the past 25 years, Philadelphia’s largest man-made lake lay hidden in the woods, surrounded by...

iHeartRadio: Insight Part One The Discovery Center in Strawberry Mansion

Lorraine Ballard Morrill speaks with representatives from Strawberry Mansion CDC, Philadelphia Outward...

Audubon: Highlighting Nature and History in a Storied Philadelphia Landmark

Going north through Philadelphia, railroads and rivers act as man-made and natural neighborhood...

BillyPenn: The $18 million Discovery Center in Fairmount Park is ready to welcome visitors

Think of it as a Four Seasons Hotel for birds. And for the first time in 50 years, people can visit too...

2016

Audubon: Birding in the City of Brotherly Love

The American Birding Association recognizes Audubon's Keith Russell for putting Philadelphia on the birding map...

 2015

PhillyMag.com: 50 Acres of East Fairmount Park to Reopen to Public After Years of Being Fenced Off

The land comes complete with a giant 37-acre lake, trails and lots of migratory birds...

Patch.com: 'Secrete Lake,' Massive New Park to Open in Philadelphia

The "hidden gem" of parkland is somehow hidden from view within the city...

Philly Voice: Fairmount Park opens 50 acres of land kept behind gates for 45 years

Closed by the Water Department decades ago, the East Park Reservoir and surround land has been reopened...

Philadelphia Business Journal: East Fairmount Park Reservoir to open again thanks to planned $16M Center

After 45 year of inaccessibility, the East Fairmount Park Reservoir is poised to open again to the public...

CBS Philly: Plans For New Education Center at Site of Abandoned Reservoir in Fairmount Park

An abandoned reservoir in Fairmount Park, inaccessible to the public for decades, will be the new site of an...

Plan Philly: East Park's Hidden Lake Habitat, A Site for Discovery

Walk up a drive paved with soft blue bricks, through a chain link fence, and up a hill tucked into East Fairmount...

Hidden City Philadelphia: A Winter's Walk Around East Park Reservoir

Keith Russell shouldn't be out in this weather. The temperature at East Park Reservoir is a prickly 29 degrees...

 2014

Grid Magazine: Drinking It In

The East Park Reservoir provides home for birds, and in 2018, a nature center...

2013

Plan Philly: National Audubon Society and Outward Bound Philadelphia want to preserve a virtually unknown and inaccessible lake in Philadelphia

In compliance with the Open Space Protection ordinance, the Parks and Recreation Commission has received...