Beginning in January and February of 2021, the Philadelphia Water Department will be starting construction on the Mifflin Square Park Green Infrastructure Project, continuing throughout 2021. This project will rebuild each of the 4 corner entrances to the park, install a rain garden near the 5th and Wolf corner, and build a seating plaza at the corner of 6th and Ritner with a design that community members developed in 2019.
This project will help better manage rainwater runoff from Mifflin Square and the surrounding neighborhood and represents the first phase of making the Making Room for Everyone Concept Plan a reality. Construction will last into early 2022 and residents can be kept up to date by visiting https://water.phila.gov/construction or contacting the project team. Residents should contact the project’s inspector – Ken Wendell at 215-200-0696 or Kenneth.Wendell@phila.gov – for on-site questions and help. If you are unable to contact the inspector, call the construction engineer, Frank Stollenwerk at 215-964-8036.
Access to the park will be maintained throughout 2021 with construction activity limited to these 4 corners of the park.
Residents near the park have been left the flier seen below in their doors!
On January 18th, 2021, the Friends of Mifflin Square Park and SEAMAAC co-hosted a service day at Mifflin Square and Weinberg Park as part of the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. Dozens of volunteers came out to give both parks a mid-winter cleaning and to re-stain and touch up the Super Seating in the south end of the park. Check out the pictures below of our volunteers and thank you to everyone who was able to join!
This Saturday, November 14th from 9am-1pm, is fall Love Your Park Day in Mifflin Square Park! Come on out to help repaint the gathering garden, clean up leaves, improve the super seating, and more! Register at the link HERE to join.
On October 30th, SEAMAAC and friends hosted the final Fall Fridays event at Mifflin Square! Neighbors came out to trick-or-treat, compete in a costume contest, enjoy food from Chef Apple on the SoPhiE Food Truck, and compete in a cornhole tournament. Great partners like Vybe Urgent Care, Spiral Q, State Representative Elizabeth Feidler, U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, and more added to the festivities. Check out the amazing photos below from Sonny Van Ngo with the Friends of Mifflin Square Park!
On October 20th, the Mifflin Square Neighborhood Plan Steering Committee held a virtual kickoff meeting to begin the neighborhood planning process! Stakeholders from across the neighborhood joined to talk about the planning process, key issues that should be addressed in the plan, and upcoming outreach efforts to ensure that all neighborhood voices are heard. The Steering Committee will continue to guide the planning process to ensure that all voices are heard and reflected in the plan as this process moves forward.
Most importantly, the Mifflin Square Neighborhood Plan Survey was launched! Click HERE to fill this out to make sure that your voice is heard in this process, whether you are able to attend a community meeting or not.
In preparation for creating a neighborhood plan over the next year, SEAMAAC is conducting a resident survey to find out what issues are most important to address in the neighborhood. This survey is closing on February 28, 2021. Click the link below to fill out the survey!
Come and join SEAMAAC and volunteers on October 1st from 9:30am-Noon in the park for the last SEAMAAC-led Mifflin Square and South 7th Street Cleanup of 2020! Please contact Joel Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 267-536-9846 to sign up in advance!
Thank you to the friends and neighbors of Mifflin Square who came out to the monthly park and neighborhood cleanup on Wednesday, August 12th! The park and South 7th Street are much cleaner for everyone’s effort. The next cleanup will be September 3rd from 9:30am-Noon. Spots are limited to ensure social distancing so please email email@example.com or call 267-536-9846 in advance to sign up!
This past week the South Philly East (SoPhiE) food truck chef Nia Minard was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer! SoPhiE is at Mifflin Square every Wednesday and Friday from 3pm-7pm, with Chef Nia on the truck every Wednesday. Come out and enjoy some amazing Mississippi hot tamales!