Fishtown Recreation Center

Fishtown Recreation Center, PhiladelphiaPhoto credit: TPL archive

The Fishtown Recreation Center in North Philadelphia is getting a makeover. While the facility’s outdoor space boasts colorful paint and community-inspired murals, its play features are outdated and in poor condition, making them unsafe for kids to play on. Located one block from the Adaire School in the Fishtown neighborhood, both projects will bring new vibrant green spaces to this park-poor community. Once complete, the projects will provide opportunities for play, exercise and learning for nearly 9,000 residents who live within a ten-minute walk of “the Rec”. And the park's green features will help reduce stormwater runoff and protect the nearby Delaware River.

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