Rebuild is investing hundreds of millions of dollars into parks, recreation centers, and libraries in Philadelphia neighborhoods.  Rebuild is a historic investment made possible through the City of Philadelphia’s beverage tax and philanthropy. 

In addition to a transformational grant of $100 million from the William Penn Foundation, Rebuild has raised more than $35 million from private and public funders.  

Rebuild is excited to share the recent award of over $3 million from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development Local Share Account (DCED LSA) Statewide Program.  This funding will grow the already incredible impact Rebuild is having at the sites below:

  • $400,000 for Barrett Playground
  • $500,000 for Kingsessing Recreation Center
  • $789,750 for Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center 
  • $1,000,000 for Cohocksink Recreation Center
  • $1,000,000 for Russo Park Playground

These dollars will support renovations of recreation buildings, spray grounds, playgrounds, basketball courts, multi-purpose athletic fields and more. They will impact the well-being of Philadelphians in every corner of the city, from Kingsessing Rec Center in Southwest to Barrett and Cecil B. Moore Rec Center in North Philadelphia to Cohocksink Rec Center and Russo Park in the Northeast. 

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.