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.
Father Judge High School will have home turf when the nearby Ramp Playground is upgraded.
Employees of Vanguard Corp. teamed with 20 volunteers from the Friends of Pennypack Park and the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation to clean up and beautify Pennypack On the Delaware on Sept. 24.
When Mayor John F. Street and Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson shut down the Philadelphia Police Department’s mounted patrol in 2004, the unit was getting $190,000 in annual funding from the city.
Teenagers have repeatedly defaced the Thoreau’s Hut art installation in Pennypack Park with vandalism and trash.
Residents in East Kensington are once again fighting to save Emerald Street Park, which has been targeted for development several times in recent years.