Hunting Park: Five Places That Uplift The Members of the Community

Hunting Park: Five Places That Uplift The Members of the Community

Hunting Park in North Philadelphia offers many places for its community members to come together. These places inspire growth in the community and keep the lights on to promote a positive environment. Here are five places in Hunting Park that uplift members of the community. The Lenfest Center Built in 2007, originally as a building for […]

 By Christine Killion

Hunting Park: Residents Combat Neighborhood’s Reputation

Hunting Park: Residents Combat Neighborhood’s Reputation

Google Hunting Park. Count the articles on death, shootings, stabbings and assaults. Now count those that actually took place in the neighborhood. For over 30 years, Hunting Park residents have been fighting the neighorhood’s notorious reputation as “The Badlands.” an ambiguous section of North Philadelphia and the 25th Police District labeled as a hub of […]

 By Tim Johnson and Kriston Bethel

Hunting Park: Recreation Center Keeps Kids Moving Through Winter Months

Hunting Park: Recreation Center Keeps Kids Moving Through Winter Months

The disparity of Hunting Park can be striking. One area can be bustling with people at one point and void of activity the next. The Hunting Park Recreation Center illustrates this perfectly. “Some days are a little quieter than others,” said Kevin Cush, the director of maintenance at the center, “then days like today are […]

 By Amay Smith and Matthew Surden

Hunting Park: Parents Brave Bitter Cold to Cheer on Sons

Hunting Park: Parents Brave Bitter Cold to Cheer on Sons

Slippery patches of ice and an inches-deep layer of crunchy snow coat the walkways of Hunting Park, waiting to take down any residents who venture into the bitter cold. With the temperature hovering somewhere in the teens, it’s no surprise that the sidewalks of the neighborhood are bare of pedestrians out to enjoy the day. […]