Planned Frankford garden gets financial help

Plans to cre­ate a garden on the 4600 block of Paul Street got a fin­an­cial boost. Plans have fallen through to put a sculp­ture at Wom­rath Park at Kens­ing­ton and Frank­ford av­en­ues, Kim­berly Wash­ing­ton told mem­bers of the Frank­ford Parks Group on April 29, so some of the $120,000 budgeted for that could be used for im­prove­ments to a lot at Paul and Frank­ford, said Wash­ing­ton, ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of the Frank­ford Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion.

That will help push up com­ple­tion of design for a garden the CDC wants to put on the prop­erty. Wash­ing­ton said she is hop­ing some of the money un­used at Wom­rath will help im­prove the block.

Mem­bers plan to work tidy­ing up Wilmot Park at Mul­berry and Mead­ow streets dur­ing Love Your Park Week, May 10-17. They’re also go­ing to tend the com­munity garden at Tack­awanna and Mead­ow streets.

Renov­a­tions are well un­der way at Frank­ford’s Hedge Street park and look to be com­plete by Ju­ly. Wash­ing­ton said the mur­als now at the small prop­erty won’t be saved. 

They’re too dam­aged by weath­er and graf­fiti, said Wash­ing­ton. ••

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