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Hunting Park: Community Leaders Working Tirelessly To End Stereotypes Surrounding The Community

Hunting Park: Community Leaders Working Tirelessly To End Stereotypes Surrounding The Community

Cracked sidewalk pavement, dilapidated housing and trash are common sights to new visitors to the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia and leave an impression of a community that seems to be on down times. Hunting Park has struggled to combat the crime and drug epidemics that have surrounded the community. Recently, steps have been taken to […]

 

Hunting Park: Revitalization Project Helps Increase Public Safety

Hunting Park: Revitalization Project Helps Increase Public Safety

Walking through Hunting Park today, it’s hard to believe that not so long ago it was a much less desirable place to be. Underfunded, the park was largely in disarray and disuse until the Fairmount Park Conservancy launched the Hunting Park Revitalization Project in 2009. Prior to its renovation, the park was known to be […]

 

Hunting Park: Community Organizers Aim to Bring Healthy Food to the Park

Hunting Park: Community Organizers Aim to Bring Healthy Food to the Park

North Philadelphia and fresh produce don’t always go hand in hand. However, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Hunting Park United are teaming up to change that. As a part of their Hunting Park Revitalization Project, the groups are renovating an old concession stand in the park so that a local vendor can come in and sell […]

 

Center City: Going Green with TreePhilly

Center City: Going Green with TreePhilly

It’s not always easy being green, but TreePhilly works to bring this color back into “The City of Arborly Love.” This organization is part of the Greenworks Philadelphia plan. TreePhilly and its events are partnered with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and are sponsored by Wells Fargo. With the main goal of increasing Philadelphia’s tree canopy […]

 

Sustainability: Five People Making Philly Greener

Sustainability: Five People Making Philly Greener

As Philadelphia makes strides to become one of the greenest cities in the country, these individuals are helping to propel the city further. Their efforts demonstrate that sustainability is not limited to only one focus and is just as much of a lifestyle as it is a movement. Tim Bennett Founder, Bennett Compost In 2009, […]

 By Kaitlyn Rocks and Jennifer Babu

Pennsport: Community Vision Becomes Reality at Manton Street Park

Pennsport: Community Vision Becomes Reality at Manton Street Park

On an unusually warm November afternoon, the 400 block of Manton Street was overflowing people. The crowd’s focus was Manton Street Park, a small pocket park toward the corner of Manton and 4th streets. In honor of the Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Love Your Park, Saturday, November 16 was the park’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony included […]

 By Christine Killion

Hunting Park: Community Sees Future for Historic House

Hunting Park: Community Sees Future for Historic House

Just off Old York Road in Hunting Park sits a vacant house. Like many in the neighborhood, its story is one of neglect and crime. But this house is different–it’s over 200 years old. Through the right eyes, the Logan House tells more about the future than the past. Much of the Logan House’s history […]

 By Shawn H. Kotzen

Hunting Park: Community Receives Makeover Courtesy of Local Business

Hunting Park: Community Receives Makeover Courtesy of Local Business

For the hundreds of Liberty Property Trust employees and vendors who descended upon Hunting Park with paintbrushes, tools, trash bags and hoes, the Bill Rouse Day of Caring is not about financial gain or public recognition. “It’s not only important for the company to give back,” said John Gatusso, regional director at Liberty Property Trust, “but for […]

 By Najee Clancy and Tyler Dougherty

Hunting Park: Community Groups Are ‘United’ for Park Restoration

Hunting Park: Community Groups Are ‘United’ for Park Restoration

For years, Hunting Park United has worked hard to restore Hunting Park and the surrounding community to its former glory. Before the park became a breeding ground for drugs and crime, it was a centerpiece in North Philadelphia for sports, music and family outings. Leroy Fisher, a resident of Hunting Park, first began his heavy […]

 By Christine Fisher and Kara Savidge

Parkside: Fairmount Park Conservancy Collaborates on Centennial District Master Plan

Parkside: Fairmount Park Conservancy Collaborates on Centennial District Master Plan

The Fairmount Park Conservancy counts the Centennial District Master Plan among one of its featured projects. Set to be completed by 2026, the multi-organization plan aims to connect the cultural institutions and resources within the Centennial District, which extends from the west entrance of the Philadelphia Art Museum to the Mann Center for the Performing […]