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Rebuild

Building stronger communities, one park, recreation center, and library at a time.

About

There are more than 400 neighborhood parks, recreation centers, and libraries in Philadelphia. They serve as safe spaces for people to learn, play, exercise, and get access to important services. However, about 90 percent of these places are in need of investment.

A historic investment in Philadelphia communities

Made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, Rebuild will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in improving community facilities. Through its projects, Rebuild will:

  • Make physical improvements to parks, recreation centers, and libraries.
  • Promote diversity and economic inclusion. Rebuild will support minorities and women who work (or want to work) in the design and construction industries.
  • Engage with community members to leverage their knowledge, power, and expertise. Community feedback will inform the improvements that are made to facilities.

For media inquiries, contact press@phila.gov.

Connect

Address
1515 Arch St.
Mezzanine level
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email rebuild@phila.gov
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Process

Interested to know what sites have been approved so far? You can see our list or explore Rebuild’s interactive map.

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Selection

Mayor Kenney has made equity a top priority for selecting Rebuild sites. Most sites are expected to be in high-need communities that face high rates of poverty, drug crimes, and health risks.

Rebuild will also prioritize sites where the investment could promote community development and stabilization, as well as sites that are in extremely poor condition.

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Approval

Rebuild projects must be approved by City Council. The approved projects will then launch in phases.

Some Rebuild projects could include small but important improvements, such as fixing a leaking roof or replacing a broken boiler. Other projects might design a new master plan for a site.

Project budgets will range from $50,000 to more than $13 million. The budget for each project will be based on the conditions of the facility.

Get involved

Events

  • Oct
    5
    Rebuilding the Gap- Panel Discussion
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Zoom

    Rebuilding the Gap- Panel Discussion

    October 5, 2022
    10:00 am to 11:30 am, 2 hours
    Zoom
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    Join Rebuild Philadelphia, Managing Director’s Office for a panel discussion to discuss how the City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild Initiative is assisting in building the capacity and increasing M/W vendor participation on Rebuild and other public work projects.

    Register for this event today!

    This workshop is part of the 40+ event series for the 38th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week organized by the City's Department of Commerce Office of Economic Opportunity.
  • Oct
    5
    Skill$ to Pay the Bill$- Panel Discussion
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Zoom

    Skill$ to Pay the Bill$- Panel Discussion

    October 5, 2022
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 2 hours
    Zoom
    map
    Join Rebuild Initiative, Managing Director’s Office for a panel discussion to inform individuals about the living wage opportunities within the skilled trades

    Register for this event today!

    This workshop is part of the 40+ event series for the 38th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week organized by the City's Department of Commerce Office of Economic Opportunity.

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