Fishtown Recreation Center

A Rebuild project


The Fishtown Recreation Center is a 1.4-acre site that includes:

  • Playground equipment.
  • Basketball courts.
  • A sprayground.
  • A picnic area.
  • A hockey rink.

Like many recreation centers across the City, the facilities at Fishtown are in need of major investment for modernization and repair. The playground was over 30 years old, the outdoor hockey rink experiences regular leaks and flooding, and “Swimmo”—the recreation center pool—has been closed since 2017 due to structural failures.

Rebuild partially funded a brand new playground and outdoor recreation space at the site. Work is underway to replace the roof on the hockey rink and assess the rink for any other improvement needs.

This spring, Rebuild announced that it will rebuild the Swimmo. Bids for the multimillion dollar construction project are currently under review.


A new playground opened at the Fishtown Recreation Center in July 2019.

Work to replace the roof of the outdoor hockey rink began in November 2019.

The pool replacement project is expected to begin in Spring 2020.


2551 N 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19132
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