The Fishtown Recreation Center in North Philadelphia is getting a makeover.
Today, the historic Fishtown neighborhood is emerging as a hub for contemporary arts, food, and music, and the school is working with The Trust for Public Land to transform its rundown asphalt schoolyard into a vibrant place for outdoor play and learning.
The Trust for Public Land is now leading the transformation of the current asphalt schoolyard into a stimulating green play space that will combine interactive learning with environmental sustainability.
The The Trust for Public Land is helping transform this asphalt schoolyard into a vibrant play space that will also mitigate storm runoff.
As part of The Trust for Public Land's participatory design process, we worked with Taggart students to develop a new schoolyard that fosters learning and creativity, encourages exercise, and honors the diversity of the school's student body that collectively represents 27 different languages.
Student Avery Anthony describes the schoolyard at William Cramp Elementary School in North Philadelphia like this: “Our site is plain ground. All we do is talk and run. It gets boring and there are no games.”
The Trust for Public Land will work with students and residents in the community to transform this playground in West Philadelphia with new playground equipment, an improved recreation field, and stormwater management features.
The Trust for Public Land will launch a community design process with neighbors and various community organizations to generate designs to revitalize Lanier Playground in the Grays Ferry section of South Philadelphia.
The Trust for Public Land is working with various community groups to transform the aging recreation center at 37 th and Mt. Vernon streets in Philadelphia's Mantua neighborhood into a vibrant new park.
We are working with the community on the renovation of this vibrant recreation and community center in the St. Hughs neighborhood of North Philadelphia.