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    • East Parkside neighbors gather in one of Parkside Edge's new

In Common: Centennial Commons carves out space for East Parkside neighbors to connect

Next up in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn heads to Parkside Edge to see how this project aims to find new ways of connecting neighbors to West…

    • MLK Drive trail | Bob Bruhin, EOTS Flickr Group

MLK Drive Trail wins $500,000 grant for restoration

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) approved a $500,000 grant to restore nearly four miles of trail running along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at its monthly board meeting Thursday.…

    • Japanese Bazaar stereograph, Centennial Exposition 1876 | Library of Congress

Shofuso digging for its Centennial ancestor

Kim Andrews is standing on a busted up paved path, pointing at a patch of tamed weeds and poison ivy in West Fairmount Park. We are looking for the past. We…

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ABOUT WEST PARK

Cathedral Park, East Parkside, Green Hill Farms, Overbrook Farms, Overbrook Park, West Oarkside, Wynnefield, Winnefield Heights
 
The West Park District covers 6.86 square miles and has a total population of 43,354. The district’s boundaries were drawn to include West Fairmount Park, communities bordering the park, and neighborhoods located near City Avenue. The district performs dual roles in the city: it is a predominantly residential area, and its vast parkland is a major resource for recreation and open space. Major landmarks include the Philadelphia Zoo, St. Joseph’s University, and West Fairmount Park containing the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and the Please Touch Museum.
 
Contact:
Andrew Meloney, 215-683-4656, Andrew.Meloney@phila.gov
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