On November 16, Mayor Kenney joined the Philadelphia Union Foundation, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, Councilmember Mark Squilla (1st district), City officials, and community members to break ground on the Rebuild project at Capitolo Playground Fields.

The City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild Initiative is an historic investment in public spaces, and this second phase of the Capitolo Playground project is birthed out of a transformational partnership between the City, the Philadelphia Union Foundation and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer to expand the impact of Rebuild investments.

Totaling over $1 million in investment, Phase 2 of the Capitolo Playground Fields Project:

  • A brand new, state-of-the-art mini pitch for soccer
  • Regraded and uplifted athletic fields
  • Additional shade trees and picnic table seating along Passyunk Avenue
  • Improvements to fencing along the community garden
  • Creation of an ADA accessible entrance at 10th & Wharton Streets
  • New bleacher and team benches for spectators and players

“Thousands of Philadelphians use Capitolo Playground and its field every week, and investing in this site is an investment in the neighbors and community that surround it,” said Mayor Kenney. “Today’s groundbreaking kicks off construction on much needed and deserved improvements at Capitolo Playground and I can’t wait to come back to cut the ribbon.”

Watch the video below for a recap of the day!


The Rebuild program will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in Philadelphia’s parks, recreation centers, and libraries. Made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax. Learn more about Rebuild’s approved sites and the work being completed.