In April 2014, PWD began construction work for rain gardens and underground storage basins in Wister Woods and Kemble Park in the Ogontz and Belfield neighborhoods. This project is part of PWD’s Green City, Clean Waters
program, a 25-year, city-wide effort to improve water quality by building green infrastructure throughout Philadelphia.
During construction, portions of the park will be closed temporarily. The Water Department has hired a private contractor, Servalli, Inc, to complete the project. For questions about the construction work, please refer to the job announcement
Notification letters were mailed to surrounding residents on January 16, 2014 and delivered to properties bordering construction on March 24, 2014. PWD participated in a community meeting with Baynton Hill Neighbors Group on March 11 and A Concerned Community Association and Belfield Area Neighborhood Association on April 17.Kemble Park Updates:
Letters outlining road closures and next steps were hand delivered to residents on September 10. view letter