Fairmount Park Conservancy Breaks Ground on Centennial Commons Project
WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Centennial Commons
Fairmount Park Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia including Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Commerce Department, and Philadelphia Streets Department, kicks off construction of Phase 1 of the Centennial Commons. This project is designed to create a more welcoming recreation area along the Parkside Avenue edge of West Fairmount Park with play spaces for kids and young people, seating and picnic areas, landscaping, a rain garden, and better access to the park for neighbors and visitors to nearby cultural institutions. The contractor and partners for the project will be announced at the event. Project leaders, VIPs, and partners will join together for a speaking program and ceremonial groundbreaking.
WHO: Rick Magder, Executive Director, Fairmount Park Conservancy
- Chris Spahr, Executive Director, Centennial Parkside CDC
- Joyce Smith, VP, Board, Centennial Parkside CDC & Viola Street Residents Association
- Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia
- Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director, City of Phila.
- Curtis Jones, Philadelphia City Councilman
- Jannie Blackwell, Philadelphia City Councilwoman
- Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 1 pm
WHERE: Corner of Parkside Avenue at 41st Street, in Fairmount Park
DETAILS: Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world, providing residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits – including access to some of the region’s most famous attractions. For more information, please visit myphillypark.org, join us at facebook.com/fairmountparkconservancy, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @myphillypark.
Cari Feiler Bender
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