Love Your Park Solo Cleanups

Although monthly MSP cleanups aren’t in the cards right now, we still want to keep the park clean, safe, and welcoming for all its users! If you have the time, we encourage everyone to go out and collect trash from the park on your own.

Check out the above video and this post from Love Your Park on how you can sign up so that your work is counted, and even get a free cleanup kit while supplies last!

We will share and update this page with more information on resuming group cleanup days as it become available.

Novick Farm Market Returns to MSP

It’s almost summer, which means it’s time to welcome back our partners at Novick Urban Farm! Novick will host its farmstand in Mifflin Square Park every Wednesday from 2-6pm through the summer.

Stop by every week for a variety of seasonal, locally-grown fresh vegetables and fruits at affordable prices! Novick accepts SNAP/EBT cards as well as FMNP vouchers (pictured below) as forms of payment.

Make sure to wear your mask while shopping as they are required. See you soon!

Schematic Design Focus Group Recap

Community members review the schematic design plan.

On January 23rd, members of the Friends of Mifflin Square Park and former Community Design Leaders joined with other neighbors for a Schematic Design Focus Group led by SEAMAAC and Hector at SEAMAAC’s 8th Street Outreach Office. Neighbors discussed how to prioritize designs in the concept plan focusing mainly on play equipment, seating, and sports fields. A robust discussion helped to identify which pieces of playground equipment were most popular, where seating was most needed, and how to make sure the vision of the concept plan is carried through in a maintainable and implementable manner. Schematic designs are being revised with this prioritization in mind, and more neighborhood events are to come. Stay tuned!

10/19 Act Urban Conference visits Mifflin Square

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Mifflin Square Park is at the center of one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. With a mix of Asian, white, African American and Latino populations and many recent refugees and immigrants, the challenges of language, culture and race must be addressed to build a cohesive plan for the park and neighborhood in order to attract needed funding for basic improvements.

On 10/19, participants from Gehl Institute’s #publicxdesign conference visited the park to discuss in-depth process of reclaiming public space for this diverse South Philly community. Great exchange and let’s continue to share strategies for more community driven design!

Shout out to new MacArthur fellow Damon Rich, Mural Arts PhiladelphiaPublic WorkshopWilliam Penn FoundationPhiladelphia Parks & Recreation for coming out to speak on their involvement in MSP

Special thanks to Kado of Boba And Company for fantastic drinks and even better conversation!

7th Street Walkshop

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From SEAMAAC’s Somaly Osteen: The Walkshop was conducted on February 2, 2017 starting at 1pm and lasted until 3pm.  There was about 20 people from different organizations met at I heart Cambodia restaurant. The Walkshop turned out to be productive. Conversations took place between the stakeholders and Brian the owner of Nusantara an Indonesian convenience store, as well as Samathea the owner of Save More Pharmacy was a significant. I am excited to see the cooperation between the community, SEAMAAC, CAGP, 7th Street Civic Association and other relevant sectors. Nobody should feel left out but to have a voice within the community. The beautiful characteristics of the diversity of this community are a great asset that everyone should acknowledge. Different authentic restaurants, convenience stores, places to shop that all represent different cultures is an amazing experience. Furthermore, Mifflin Square Park, located a block away from the south 7th street is another great asset that makes the community even more vibrant.

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