Philly311 TV: Parks and Recreation

The City of Philadelphia is proud to present season 2 of Philly311 TV. The show’s goal is to engage, educate, and empower citizens with information about city services. Through interviews with employees from across the municipality, citizens can learn about new initiatives, available resources, and get to know the personal side of city government. In this episode of Philly311 TV, host Rosetta Carrington Lue, sits down with First Deputy Commissioner, Sue Slawson. The two  discuss events and programming available in Philadelphia’s recreation centers, the R.E.A.C.H Program, and how the department is engaging the community. The Philly311 TV crew also visits two of Philadelphia’s most successful recreation centers: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center and the Carousel House.

Tune-in to Philly311 TV on the Philly311 Youtube channel as well as Philadelphia’s Channel 64 at 7:00pm on Monday/Wednesday/Sunday and 7:00am on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday. You can also catch up with Philly311 TV on Sunday’s at 7:00am on PhillyCAM (Comcast Cable channel 66/966 or Verizon FIOS 29/30).

Looking for a Summer Job?

Did you know that the City of Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department hires around 1,600 summer workers every year? In this clip of Philly311 TV, First Deputy Commissioner, Sue Slawson talks to host Rosetta Carrington Lue about the City’s seasonal job opportunities. Find out how you can get involved

What is R.E.A.C.H?

Philly311 TV host, Rosetta Carrington Lue, visits North Philly’s Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center and learns about the city’s Parks and Recreations Department’s R.E.A.C.H Program. Rosetta speaks with R.E.A.C.H coordinator, Meka Perez, to find out the programs purpose and how it is helping to kids participate in their communities.

Have you been to the Carousel House? 

The Philly311 TV crew visits the Carousel House, the first recreation center in United States, sponsored by a municipality, dedicated to providing recreational services to people with disabilities. Rosetta takes a tour of the facility and discuses, the various year-long programs that the center provides, with the Carousel House’s director, Erica Young Carter.


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