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.
|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|