Earlier this month we told you about the plans to renovate Smith Playground at 24th and Jackson after the success of the almost-completed Ralph Brooks Park revitalization project.
At a benefit concert at Union Transfer, which featured artists including Mac Demarco and Parquet Courts, the Make the World Better Project raised $300,000 for the Smith Playground revitalization.
— Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) June 22, 2015
The 7.5 acre park site is in desperate need of repair. The money raised at this concert, in addition to contributions from stakeholders including Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s office, the Philadelphia Water Department, Philly Rising and Parks and Recreation, will go towards restoring the park and recreating the site as a location for the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
At last year’s benefit concert for Ralph Brooks Park, $185,000 was raised for the park.