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Capital projects

Parks & Rec staff manage dozens of capital projects at our sites each year. These projects range from small renovations to large construction projects. Using funds from the City’s capital budget, Parks & Rec:

  • Renews or replaces:
    • Playground equipment.
    • Sidewalks and paths.
    • Benches.
    • Lighting.
    • Landscaping/plantings.
  • Renovates buildings.
  • Creates plans for new spaces.

Some projects take a few months to complete. Other projects can take a year or more. The documents below present an overview of upcoming and recently completed projects.

Name Description Released Format
Trail Closures Map – Spring 2021 PDF Map showing temporary closures on multi-use trails in Wissahickon Valley Park, West Fairmount Park (MLK Drive), and along Schuylkill Banks. These closures are the result of three separate trail renovation projects. February 24, 2021
2021 MLK Drive Trail Map PDF Map showing the MLK Drive trail construction scope. February 4, 2021
Wissahickon Valley Park – Lincoln Drive Trail detour map PDF Map showing location of bridges closed for repairs on Lincoln Drive Trail in Wissahickon Valley Park. Includes on-trail and on-street detours routes. February 18, 2021