Revitalizing North Philly: $700,000 Project to Upgrade Pocket Park Kicks Off with City Council President and Parks Commissioner

10th & Lemon PlaygroundImage via Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

PHILADELPHIA, PA — On Friday, August 18th, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Interim Commissioner Orlando Rendon joined Council President Darrell Clarke (District 5), and Spring Garden community members to conduct a ceremonial groundbreaking of new play equipment, sloped safety surfaces and painted games, adult fitness equipment, and a half basketball court at 10th & Lemon Playground. 

The estimated $700,000 project to upgrade and renovate the North Philadelphia pocket park will soon begin. The renovations will transform 10th and Lemon into an innovative place that will help redefine community spaces and bring generations together like never before.  

“This playground has long been one of the gems of North Philly, and one of the city’s most vibrant pocket parks.” said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Interim Commissioner Orlando Rendon. “We recognize the importance of bridging gaps between different age groups, cultivating mutual understanding, and creating spaces where grandparents, parents, and children can come together to play, learn, and grow. The intergenerational play spaces that will grace this park are designed to be a living testament to the power of shared experiences, where all ages can flourish.” 

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