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.
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.
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.
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.
Neighbors gathered on a crisp Saturday morning to discuss and debate draft park design directions for Mifflin Square Park at El Centro Alabanza de Filadelfia.
If you couldn’t attend but want to share your thoughts, please fill out a Mifflin Square Park Draft Design Suggestion Sheet!
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?
- 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.
- Once you have completed the steps above, submit a proposal to email@example.com.
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.