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Ground broken for Smith Playground revitalization

Ralph Brooks Park saw a transformation, which was unveiled at the end of August, with improvements including things like new sidewalks, an improved basketball backboard, a community garden shed, a mural from Steve Powers and more. Thanks to the success of that project, another park will be seeing some changes.

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Now it’s Smith Playground’s turn to be transformed thanks to Connor Barwin, the linebacker for the Eagles, and his foundation called Make the World Better Project who are working to revitalize this 7.5 acre site. Ground was broken on Monday, December 28, for the project at 24th and Jackson.

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What's Happening in:  West Passyunk 

$300k raised for Smith Playground revitalization project

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.

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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.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze :  West Passyunk 

Two major park revitalization projects moving forward in South Philly

Back in December ground was broken for the revitalization of Ralph Brooks Tot Lot at 20th and Tasker. That revitalization project expanded from just fixing pieces of Ralph Brooks Park to a full-on revitalization project, expected to be completed by August.

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In addition to the work being finished up at Ralph Brooks Park, Smith Playground at 24th and Jackson is also being slated for a revitalization by the same people behind the Ralph Brooks Park project.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Shovels officially in the dirt at the Ralph Brooks Tot Lot

The groundbreaking for the new tot lot at Ralph Brooks Park finally took place yesterday afternoon at 20th and Tasker Street.

The event had been rescheduled multiple times due to inclement weather. While yesterday’s climate might have been a tad dreary, the future for the playground as a multi-generational social gathering space is brighter than ever.  Continue Reading →

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