The fundraising campaign for decorative pavers at the entrance of Mifflin Square Park is now Live! This fundraiser arose following several neighborhood park advisory meetings where this was highlighted as a real priority improvement focus for neighborhood residents and stakeholders. In line with this shared community vision, this fundraiser presents the opportunity to mark a distinctive entrance to Mifflin Square Park and to preserve the names of the dedicated neighborhood residents and organizations who have done so much in the park planning process and in the many years before.
This campaign will be active until Monday, April 22, 2019 and the goal is to raise $10,000. Individuals who donate $200 or above will be able to have their name engraved at the park entrance as part of these pavers. Organizations are also welcome to contribute and have their name engraved as we know countless organization been a part of improving Mifflin Square Park. If an organization wants to make a collective donation from several individuals on behalf of the organization, we certainly encourage that.
The Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia participated in a paver design charrette with the children in their after school program. The afternoon was filled with creative ideas for how to design the future pavers on the corner of South 6th Street and Ritner Street at Mifflin Square Park. Check out the pictures below to see their 3-D model!
On Saturday, April 21, 11 am— 4 pm, come to Mifflin Square Park for the Spring Community Health Fair & Vendor Village Kick Off, featuring a Farmers Market, Cooking Demos, Soccer Tournament, Food Truck & Yoga! You’ll also be able to see & ask questions about the Mifflin Square Park Concept Design.
On Friday mornings, students from Key Elementary School come help tend Mifflin Square Park’s Gathering Garden by watering the plants and raking the leaves surrounding the garden. It has been a really enjoyable experience and the students learned how to correctly water, plant, and tend to the garden. Students expressed their desires to continue tending the flowers and plants located around the park.
Mifflin Square Park Final Design Focus Group
Saturday, December 16, 12–2 pm
Centro Alabanza de Filadelfia
440 Snyder Ave
Drinks & snacks will be served
Children are invited to attend with adults
Please RSVP to (267) 323–0967 or map [at] seamaac [dot] org by 12/13
Learn more at www.mifflinsquareplan.org
If you are interested in learning more about how to advocate for a dog area in the park, please see these guidelines from PPR on “Dog Run Creation Guidelines”
How Do I Get a Dog Run in My Park or Playground?
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will consider requests to create a dog run on PPR property on a case-by-case basis. The organizing entity should be prepared to address the following general guidelines.
Identify the park or rec center recommended for the dog run.
Provide a map of the specific area you would like designated for the dog run.
Identify members of the organizing entity that will manage, maintain and commit to raise the necessary funds for the dog run. Include name, address, email address and phone number.
Demonstrate neighborhood support from local elected officials, community organizations, including the Friends group or Advisory Council affiliated with the site, civic associations, CDCs, and condo or tenant association, if applicable.
Accept that organizing entity is responsible for fundraising all costs to design and construct according to PPR standards. Required improvements will include fencing, artificial turf suitable for dogs, lighting, water service, trash receptacles, seating and signage.
Develop stewardship and financial plans to sustain the site, including ongoing fundraising efforts for maintenance cost.
Upon receipt, the proposal will be reviewed by PPR leadership and discussed with your district council office. After review completion, PPR will request a meeting with the organizing entity to discuss your proposal in more detail. PPR will render a decision within three months of receipt of proposal.
On Sunday, November 19, residents and park users took park in an engaging conversation around park design options for the park. We heard enthusiasm and hope for the future of Mifflin Square Park and how if we work together we can achieve the park that will unite communities and create a dynamic shared space. Thank you to the team at Hector, our partners at Friends of Mifflin Square, BAO-P and the many community leaders and teams who came out to support, volunteer and interpret for the day. It was a packed house and we heard over 9 languages spoken at the focus group discussion!
If you did not make it out to join us or want to continue to be a part of the conversation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-323-0967 to share your thoughts and RSVP for our final community meeting on 12/16/17 from 12-2 PM at Centro de Alabanza de Filadelfia: 440 Snyder Ave Philadelphia, PA 19148