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.
At one time, Philadelphia had at least nine different open-air streams that flowed into the Delaware River between the Pennypack Creek and the Schuylkill River.