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 While the facility's outdoor space boasts colorful paint and community-inspired murals, its play features are outdated and in poor condition. The new space will include play structures for children and toddlers, a walking and jogging loop, a basketball court, and a spray ground for the community to enjoy, as well as lush tree cover.

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".

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