2021 Events

Workday Weekends from 10am -12
Workday Weekends are every other weekend until the end of November.
The remaining dates for this year:
October 30 & 31 | November 13 & 14, 27 & 28
**Remember to wear long pants, closed shoes and a hat!  (There are more details on our Volunteering page)**

Barktoberfest – October 31
Dog costume parade will be happening around 4pm on October 31.  If you have a dog prepared to parade with the hopes for the annual trophy, meet at the shed at 3:45pm.  There will also be refreshments for all!  Look below for a video of the 2020 Barktoberfest.

Arts in the Park  – October 3
The Arts in the Park Festival RETURNS to High School Park as Parktoberfest.  Join us to celebrate  a great community festival featuring food vendors, handmade arts, and fun kids’ activities. We will also be joined again by our friends from Tookany-Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), and the Cheltenham Township Environmental Action Committee, helping us spread the word on what you can do to help our interconnected watersheds, forests, and townships. Check back for more information or contact us at aip@fhsp.org. Potential artist vendors should check here for the artist application information.

For more information on Arts in the Park, contact Gail Korostoff, Arts in the Park Jury Chair at aip@fhsp.org

For Event Questions, contact us at 215-782-8082 or email info@fhsp.org.

Earth Day Event – April 24 from 2-4
Come explore and learn about the different habitats at High School Park, while hunting for fairy houses! Groups of 4 families will venture out every 15 minutes (to socially distance the fun!). Please sign up with your family name in a 15-minute time slot below and plan to meet at the beginning of the time slot. Sign-up here.

Outdoor Education Series for Kids
Saturdays and Sundays in March for ages 5-9 years.  Please check the registration page to see availability.  A flyer with more description and details on the series is here.

Winter Warm Up  – February 13, 7PM
Come brighten those dark Winter months with us at our (virtual) annual fundraising event. Enjoy entertainment as well as our online auction Auction runs from Jan. 28 – February 11.

Virtual Annual Meeting  – January 13
Open to all members of the Friends of High School Park.  Learn about the accomplishments of last year, the plans for our current year and also welcome our newest board members.

2020 Events

Workday Weekends from 10am -12
Remember to wear long pants, closed shoes and a hat!  (There are more details on our Volunteering page)

The Goats Return – November 2-4
In collaboration with the Philly Goat Project – paid for by Friends of High School Park, the goats have a little more work to do on the hillside and will return for an encore visit.

• Vita Giannetti is their “Goat Whisperer” and will be walking the goats twice a day throughout their stay. She will be available to chat with folks at a distance – all humans must wear a mask! (approximately at 9am on Tuesday/Wednesday and 4pm on Monday/Tuesday)
• It is very important to be respectful both of the goats & the fencing.

Fall Activities in the Park  – October 24
GOAT WALK 3 – 4 pm
Come learn about the goats who are making a week-long grazing visit to High School Park.
Barktoberfest 4:30 pm
Dress up your dog in a halloween costume. Bring your leash, mask, and practice social distancing. Parade entry is free and a photographer will be on site.  Prizes! Meet by the shed around 4:15 pm.

See what fun a Barktoberfest can be:

Virtual Fundraiser – October 25
Virtual cocktails with author Andy Schloss.  All attendees received a Zoom invite and a goody bag of his book Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits, elderberry syrup and a collection of native seeds for the garden.

Costume Parade – October 31
Kids!  Families!  Meet at 2pm in costume.  Such Fun it was.