Parks and Recreation Department Update

Summer is normally a peak season for the Media Recreation department, but due to COVID-19, many of the borough’s favorite warm weather events have been cancelled.

“It hasn’t been a very fun year!” said Council Member Kevin Boyer, liaison to the Recreation Board. “We know that residents have been disappointed that we’ve had to cancel some of our favorite recreation events, and we are too. But all of our decisions have been made with the aim of keeping our community safe.”

Media’s Fourth of July celebration, Summer Movie series, Fitness in the Park series, and the Spirit of Philadelphia trip have all been cancelled. Residents can still enjoy the borough’s parks, including the Tot Lot, which is open. 

The Recreation Board has been brainstorming alternatives for the summer. “We still want to help families have fun this summer,” said Boyer. “We’ve got a few ideas that we are nearly ready to share with residents.”

They’ve also started contemplating what the Fall will include. “We’re not sure what kind of environment we’ll be in then so we’ve been considering some of our usual events as well as some creative alternatives. We will hold dates for favorites like our Halloween event, but will hold off on any decisions until we are closer.”