In early June 2018, City Council approved the first round of sites for Rebuild! Here’s what that means and why that’s important.

What is Rebuild?

Rebuild is the City’s program to improve parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and libraries across Philly’s neighborhoods. Most sites will be funded through bonds paid for by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.

It has three primary goals:

  • Revitalizing parks, rec centers, playgrounds, and libraries.
  • Empowering and engaging with communities.
  • Providing economic opportunity for all Philadelphians.

Which sites were selected?

City Council and Rebuild staff identified 64 sites across the city to receive improvements in the first round of projects. You can see the full list of sites on Rebuild’s site or at the bottom of this blog.

Will there be more Rebuild sites in the future?

Yes! Each year, Rebuild and City Council will work together to choose more sites to include in the program.

How were sites selected?

Rebuild used data about Philadelphia neighborhoods, information from other City departments, and input from City Council to propose the first list of sites.

When will the projects start?

Some projects, including Vare Recreation Center and Olney Recreation Center, will start later this year using money from the City’s capital budget.

The other Rebuild projects starting this year will be announced soon.

Most Rebuild projects will be funded with the help of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax and can begin after the tax has been upheld by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Selected Site Address
8th & Diamond Playground 2032-62 N 8th Street
Al Pearlman Sports Complex 600 Port Royal Avenue
Athletic Recreation Center 1450 N 26th Street
Barrett Playground 641 Lindley Avenue
Belfield Recreation Center 2109 W Chew Avenue
Capitolo Playground 900 Federal Street
Carousel House 1701 Belmont Avenue
Carroll Park 5801 W Girard Avenue
Cecil B Moore Recreation Center 2020-50 W Lehigh Avenue
Cherashore Playground 851 W Olney Avenue
Chew Playground 1800 Washington Avenue
Cobbs Creek Environmental Center 700 Cobbs Creek Parkway
Cobbs Creek Park & Rec Center 280 Cobbs Creek Parkway
Cohocksink Recreation Center 2901 Cedar Street
Disston Recreation Center 4423 Longshore Avenue
East Poplar Playground 800-82 N 8th Street
Fishtown Recreation Center, Fishtown Library 1202-32 E Montgomery Avenue
Fotteral Square 2400 N 11th Street
Fox Chase Recreation Center 601 Borbeck Ave
Francis J Meyers Recreation Center 5800 Chester Avenue
Frank Glavin Playground 3267-81 Almond Street
Gifford Playground 575 Tomlinson Road
Hancock Playground 147 Master Street
Happy Hollow Recreation Center 4740 Wayne Avenue
Harrowgate Park 3455 Kensington Avenue
Hayes Playground 9850 Roosevelt Boulevard
Heitzman Recreation Center 2136 Castor Avenue
James Finnegan Playground 6801 Grovers Avenue
Jerome Brown Playground 1919-41 W Ontario Street
John C. Anderson Cultural Center, Wynnefield Library 5325 Overbrook Avenue
Kingsessing Recreation Center, Kingsessing Library 4901 Kingsessing Avenue
Lawncrest Recreation Center, Lawncrest Library 6000 Rising Sun Avenue
Library Branch – Blanche A. Nixon 5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway
Library Branch – Haverford Avenue 5543 Haverford Avenue
Library Branch – Nicetown-Tioga 3720 N Broad Street
Library Branch – Paschalville 6942 Woodland Avenue
Library Branch – West Oak Lane 2000 Washington Lane
Malcolm X Memorial Park 5100 Pine Street
Mander Playground 33rd and Diamond Streets
Marian Anderson Recreation Center 740 S 17th Street
Martin Luther King Recreation Center, Cecil B Moore Library 2101-35 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
McPherson Square 601 E Indiana Avenue
McVeigh Recreation Center 400-64 E Ontario Street
Miles Mack Playground 732-66 N 36th Street
Moss Playground 5700 Torresdale Avenue
Murphy Recreation Center 300 Shunk Street
Nelson Playground 2500-34 N 03rd Street
Olney Recreation Center / Hammond and Nedro 100 E Godfrey Avenue
Panati Recreation Center 3101-27 N 22nd Street
Parkside Fields West Fairmount Park
Pelbano Recreation Center 8101 Bustleton Avenue
Piccoli Playground 1501 E Bristol Street
Pleasant Hill Park 9201 N Delaware Avenue
Powers Park, Richmond Library 2987 Almond Street
Rivera Recreation Center 3201 North 5th Street
Russo Park Playground 7301 Torresdale Avenue
Shepard Recreation Center 5700 Haverford Avenue
Trenton & Auburn Playground 2200 E Auburn Street
Vare Recreation Center 2600 Morris Street
Vernon Park 5710-18 Germantown Avenue
Vogt Recreation Center 4131 Unruh Avenue
Waterloo Playground 2502-12 N Howard Street
West Mill Creek Playground 5100 Westminster Avenue
Zeihler Playground 200-64 E Olney Avenue