Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 Ned Wolf Park Plant Sale

Ned Wolf Park's biggest fundraiser is our annual plant sale.  This year we've scheduled our annual sale of perennials, shrubs, annuals & miscellaneous garden stuff for Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 1 pm. Mark your calendar now!

Volunteers are needed both on the day of the sale and during the prior month when we hope to collect plant divisions from some generous neighbors who've donated great plants in years past.  With enough volunteer support we can collect even more plants than ever before. Proceeds will go toward annual park maintenance as well as the Terrace Wall Capital Campaign. 

If you can help by donating plants or volunteering your time (before or during the plant sale), please contact plant sale coordinator Eric Sternfels at or call him at 215.248.5533.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Planned Improvements in Ned Wolf Park

At the Winter Meeting of the Friends of Ned Wolf Park held in January 2013, it was decided to move forward with the Terrace Wall Capital Campaign.  We're working to raise funds to remove all the creosoted landscape ties that were installed when Ned Wolf Park was created in the 1970's.  Now that those timbers are rotting and becoming more hazardous, we are seeking to replace them with durable stonework, including local Wissahickon schist and Pennsylvania bluestone.
We've already amassed the funding to build Phase I, which would replace the steps with bluestone treads and schist risers.  And we're working with the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department to get that done this year.  But we need to raise funds for the terrace wall, which we've designed to include a functional bluestone cap which would act as continuous seating around the central terrace.  If you'd like to contribute to our Terrace Wall Capital Campaign, please contact Friends of Ned Wolf Park treasurer Janet Novak at