Construction Beginning at Mifflin Square!

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 or contacting the project team. Residents should contact the project’s inspector – Ken Wendell at 215-200-0696 or – 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!

Announcing Mifflin Square Park Concept Design!

After a year and a half of hard work by many Southeast Philadelphia residents and organizations, we are happy to share the Making Room for Everyone Concept Design for Mifflin Square Park.

Download  “Making Room for Everyone” Concept Design (PDF, 8 mb)

We welcome questions or feedback by email to msp [at] seamaac [dot] org, phone to Neil Garry at SEAMAAC at (215) 467–0690, or commenting on this post.


Mifflin Public discussion at Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia 7th Street Office

Saturday, February 11


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From CAGP’s Eddy SacksithCambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP) was very proud to host a community discussion about the future of Mifflin Square Park on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  This park is only about one block away from our CAGP South Center. It is a favorite place to go for the children that participate in our Out-of-School Time (OST) programming.  The park is heavily used by many of our community members.  Parents along with grandparents of our OST students and other community members shared their concerns and thoughts about this popular neighbor destination.  They were excited for the opportunity to express their future vision about Mifflin Square Park.  The hope is that their voices were heard and the revitalization of the park and surrounding area will reflect that.