Completed Ralph Brooks Park to be unveiled at ribbon cutting ceremony
After months of work on fixing up Ralph Brooks Park at 20th and Tasker, it’s finally time for an official unveiling.
On Monday, August 31, the completed park will be shown off to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Make the World Better Foundation, started by Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin, had raised $170k for this project at a benefit concert last summer. In addition to that money raised, other organizations like the Water Department donated thousands more to the project.
Check out some of the progress made on the park:
Big week at Ralph Brooks Park! The basketball standards are in and mural is finished! #mtwb #espo pic.twitter.com/JsUJgEgyWS
— mtwb Foundation (@MTWBproject) August 21, 2015
Improvements made to the park include a new sidewalks, a new tot lot, new bleachers, an improved basketball backboard, a community garden shed, better gardens and a new mural from Steve Powers.
The unveiling of the park will happen on Monday, August 31 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. You can find out more about the event here.
In addition to this unveiling at Ralph Brooks Park, don’t forget about this other park project that is moving forward in South Philly. Based on the success of the revitalization of Ralph Brooks Park, the Make the World Better Foundation is working towards improving Smith Playground at 24th and Jackson.