Kensington's so-called ‘Needle Park’ was among those up for discussion at the hearing, which provided an opportunity for citizens to discuss violence, vandalism and negligence in city parks and recreation facilities.
Surrounded by an unforgiving landscape of brick and mortar, concrete and asphalt, Pennypack Park presents Northeast Philadelphia with a 1,400-acre oasis of towering shade trees, grassy meadows and shimmering streams.
— Honored guests celebrate the completion of the $2.8 million project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
— The park is the first of what is expected to be many along the North Delaware.
Local residents let council hear their concerns about city funding and other issues during a budget hearing held in Kensington.
— New fields across the street from Father Judge High School are nearly complete, and the teams are ready for action.
Community groups can get a $1,000 grant from Mark Squilla’s office to help afford neighborhood cleanups.
Leo Dignam, a deputy commissioner for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, last week told members of the Holmesburg Civic Association that work is progressing well at Ramp Playground, which is getting a new artificial turf surface.