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


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.

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Philadelphia, PA 19107


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


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.


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


  • Feb
    Access To Capital & Financing Information Session
    All Day
    PIDC, Centre Square, 1500 Market St #3500, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Access To Capital & Financing Information Session

    February 5, 2020
    All Day
    PIDC, Centre Square, 1500 Market St #3500, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Register for this event

    If your business is working on, or hoping to work on, a Rebuild project, either as a prime or subcontractor, you may be eligible to receive financing through one of PIDC’s loan products, including:

    • Contract Line of Credit Loan - provides support to small, minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses that need a line of credit to fund contract-related working capital with interest rates as low as 2.75%. Use of funds is restricted to labor, materials, and equipment costs directly associated with the contract being financed.
    • Working Capital & Equipment Loan – supports small and midsize businesses and nonprofits that need term financing for working capital, equipment, or leasehold improvements to support their growth.
    • Commercial Mortgage Loan - supports small businesses and nonprofits that need financing to purchase buildings that they either currently occupy or intend to relocate to.

    Join the Rebuild Ready team and PIDC loan specialists to learn which one of these loans is the right fit for your business needs so you can be ready to bid on Rebuild projects.