On Saturday, June 10, 2023, the Office of Sustainability (OOS) will host Eastwick Community Day at the Eastwick Regional Playground at S. 80th St. and Mars Pl. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, June 11.

Throughout the Eastwick: From Recovery to Resilience initiative, OOS has held a series of virtual, hybrid, and in person meetings to provide information on flood mitigation, neighborhood and quality of life updates, and to listen to resident’s concerns regarding their neighborhood. In place of the usual quarterly virtual town hall, this day offers residents a chance to have conversations that normally occur in the virtual meeting in a face-to-face setting and enjoy games and activities for all ages.

Residents can expect to meet with representatives from agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, the Energy Coordination Agency, and more. Offices from the City of Philadelphia including the City Planning Commission, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the Register of Wills, PHL Airport, the Office of Emergency Management, and the Philadelphia Water Department will be in attendance. Expect to see familiar faces from local groups, community development corporations, and your elected officials as well!

Refreshments will be served, but feel free to pack a picnic and bring a chair for a day out in the community. Activities will be taking place all day in and around the recreation center including karate, yoga, archery, and line dancing. Invite your neighbor to a game of pickleball on the recreation center’s new courts, or bring your family to play in the splash pad! There will be something for everyone at Eastwick Community Day.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the Office of Sustainability’s work in Eastwick, visit the Eastwick: from Recovery to Resilience webpage or email eastwick@phila.gov for more information.

Registration is not necessary, but helps OOS keep you updated with event schedules and weather updates