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South Philly’s ‘Secret’ Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces

Julian Abele Park, 22nd and Carpenter Streets. Photo by Friends of Julian Abele Park.

 

Now that Spring is finally here you might be looking for a quiet green space where you can enjoy the sunshine.  Curbed Philly posted a great list of 25 ‘secret’ parks and green spaces in the city.  South Philly was represented by eight sites from six neighborhoods:

We can think of a few ‘extra-secret’ South Philly spots missing from the list:

  • Ridgway Park tucked behind CAPA at 13th & Carpenter in Hawthorne, with its wonderful shade trees, a playground and a pool.
  • Mollbore Terrace – actually two separate green spaces located between Oregon Avenue and Johnston Street, 10th and 13th Streets.
  • Weinberg Park – a tiny green triangle on the border of Lower Moyamensing and Whitman.
  • Moyamensing Avenue medians – this linear green space divides Moyamensing Ave. from 15th to 20th.

Can you think of others?  Let us know in the comments below, and check out Curbed Philly’s piece here.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Dickinson Square ‘not the best viable option for a dog run’ according to Parks and Rec

The dog run under I-95 may be taking steps in the right direction, but the other proposed Pennsport dog space may have reached the end of its course.

Dickinson Square Park

We’ve been following the plans for this dog-specific space for Dickinson Square from the survey that was initially released, to a public meeting that brought out the vocal non-supporters in May. Park and Recreation has now decided that Dickinson Square Park is “not the best viable option for a dog run.”

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Would you like to see a dog run at Dickinson Square Park?

Dickinson Square West Civic Association has released a survey to gauge the community’s interest for the installation of a dog run at Dickinson Square Park.

Since so many South Philadelphians have fido friends, they’re looking to see if there’s enough interest to create a dog-specific space at the park.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

What’s all of that construction work at Dickinson Square Park?

You might have noticed a large section of the sidewalk and street on the corner of 4th and Tasker streets under construction. You can thank the Water Department. (Update: Maybe the time of this post was too negative at first. You “should” thank the department.)

The department has been planning “green infrastructure improvements and installing storm water management measures” for this stretch of street for some time, according to a letter sent to nearby neighbors dated Dec. 24, 2013. There’s only one problem, according to a post on the Friends of Dickinson Square Park Facebook page, the letter was received last week.

4th and Tasker Street (Photo: James Jennings)

4th and Tasker Street (Photo: James Jennings)

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