On Friday, May 31, 2019, the “U on Tour” came to Mifflin Square Park and had great soccer games and prizes for the community. This free event was made possible the Philadelphia Union, who were making their first visit to the park. We saw a lot of our neighbors come to the park in their Philadelphia Union jerseys and after all the fun that so many people had, we’re sure the Philadelphia Union gained a few more fans. Check out the different games that the “U on Tour” brought like their Independence Blue Cross Inflatable Field for fans to have a 5v5 soccer game!
The Friends of Mifflin Square Park hosted a wonderful event this past Saturday that was in part of Love Your Park Week. The theme this year was reading so partners came together to host a literacy carnival with fun activities for all. Thank you to everyone who came and to those who made this event possible!
Comcast Cares Day took place on May 4, 2019 and was made possible by Comcast and their many volunteers who worked hard to plant beautiful flowers at each entrance of Mifflin Square Park. Their efforts are also responsible for the two new tree benches that provide extra shaded seating for those hot summer days. A big thank you goes out to everyone who made the day possible and a special thanks to the Philly Phanatic for bringing their energetic spirit!
The Vendor Village Kick-Off Event took place on April 27, 2019 and it was a big success thanks to all the amazing partners and neighbors who came out to learn, have fun, and eat! Mifflin Square park is always buzzing with community events so in case you couldn’t make it, stay tuned for more fun events this summer.
If you’re looking for ways to get involved in the work that is going on in Mifflin Square Park then a great way is to sign-up for a park and corridor clean-up. These clean-ups are monthly and we’re always looking for volunteers to help make our park a beautiful and welcoming space for everyone.
Come join us April 27th, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for this great community event! We will have many activities for the entire family and an appearance from SoPhiE, your friendly neighborhood food truck!
SEAMAAC hosts an Elders Gathering every Tuesday morning at the BOK building in South Philadelphia from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. During this past week, the elders participated in a paver design charrette and gave their feedback on what they would like to see incorporated. SEAMAAC outreach workers helped Vietnamese, Bhutanese, and Chinese elders bring their ideas to life and create 3-D models. Check out all of their fantastic ideas below!
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!
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.