Waterfront: Facelift Coming for Penn Treaty Park

Waterfront: Facelift Coming for Penn Treaty Park

Penn Treaty Park has a soggy secret. Parents who chase their children through the playground after a heavy dose of rain know all about it. “After a good day’s worth of rain, we know we’re going to be cleaning the mud off his sneakers later,” said Brooke Smith, shooting a motherly glance toward her son, […]

 

Waterfront: Penn Treaty Park is a Green Block in an Urban Landscape

Waterfront: Penn Treaty Park is a Green Block in an Urban Landscape

Philadelphia folklore suggests the turn of the 16th century brought along the founding of peace between local Native American Lenape Clan and one of the city’s most famous icons. Legend has it William Penn brokered a peace treaty with the tribe under an elm tree which stood in what we know now as – the appropriately named – […]

 

Casinos: SugarHouse Gives Back To Community

As part of the Community Benefits Agreement with SugarHouse Casino, the Penn Treaty Special Services District has received $500,000 per year from SugarHouse since opening in 2010. Once SugarHouse’s second phase is finished, presumably bringing in more revenue, the amount will jump up to $1 million per year. So what exactly does PTSSD do with […]

 

Fishtown: Penn Treaty Master Plan Continues to Evolve

Fishtown: Penn Treaty Master Plan Continues to Evolve

On the bright sunny day of the 3rd Annual Fishtown Fishing Derby, AJ Thompson, president of the Friends of Penn Treaty Park, ran around the park, handing out fishing poles to kids who didn’t have their own and checking in on the entrants to measure the fish they had caught. Despite the busy schedule, Thompson, […]

 

The Waterfront: Seven People Making A Difference

The Waterfront: Seven People Making A Difference

The waterfront along both the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers has seen an ecological and recreational resurgence over the last decade. What was once known as an urban or concrete jungle is slowly being transformed into an urban oasis for people to escape the crowded city of Philadelphia and enjoy the rivers’ edges. From simply belonging […]