Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 until further notice

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Glavin Playground

A Rebuild project


Known to the community as "A&W," Glavin Playground was named after Frank Glavin, who worked with the Department of Recreation. He helped create programs for children and adults with special needs. The site offers:

  • Playground equipment.
  • A sprinkler.
  • A basketball court.
  • A hydration station.
  • A building for indoor activities.

Project management

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is leading this project. If you have questions, contact them at (215) 988-8800.


3267-81 Almond St.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
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Project updates

What's happening Status
Playground and recreation center improvements Contracting
Lighting Materials purchased; Installation pending
Roofing Complete