Less than a year after breaking ground on its first park improvement project at the Parkside Evans’ athletics field, Rebuild work is now active at 56 parks, rec centers, and libraries across the city. Made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, so far this year Rebuild has committed $124 million to improve treasured community spaces, most of which are in high needs neighborhoods.

From replacing leaking roofs to gathering community members to plan multi-million dollar renovation projects, Rebuild projects are gaining momentum. Working with non-profit partners, residents, diverse local businesses, and participants in its workforce development program. Rebuild is improving community spaces in the neighborhoods where public space investments are needed most. Here is a summary of Rebuild’s major project milestones so far this year: 

Phase I completed

Major overhauls

Experienced nonprofits have been awarded 9 multi-million-dollar grants to carry out renovations at these sites:

Playground renovations

The following sites are receiving new playgrounds and have either started community engagement and design or are already under construction.

Coming soon

The sites below are receiving a multi-million dollar investment. Outreach and community engagement at these sites will start once a nonprofit partner has been identified to lead the project.

  • Athletic Recreation Center
  • Cherashore Playground
  • Cohocksink Recreation Center
  • Francis J. Myers Recreation Center
  • Kingsessing Recreation Center
  • Kingsessing Library
  • McPherson Square Library
  • McVeigh Recreation Center
  • Paschalville Library
  • Shepard Recreation Center
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