On November 4th as part of Love Your Park- SEAMAAC joined Friends of Mifflin Square Park, LOMO and PWD for a the park clean up, information sharing regarding park designs and PWD’s green projects including Green City, Clean Waters . Thanks to all the volunteers who came out on Saturday for the clean-up and help with the Gathering Gardening. Great to hear compliments of how colorful and beautiful the garden space has become! Thanks for the beatification help from UPENN’s PEER Program and many others who have helped to build, plant and tend to the garden.
If you are interested in helping to care for the garden, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267- 323-0967
Mifflin Square Park Gathering Garden building day with SEAMAAC team, residents, CDLs and friends & first round of planting. Thanks to Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Friends of Mifflin Square Park for assisting and Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP) for bringing out helpers for the day.
We had a great time and if you are interested in helping out, come to LOVE YOUR PARK day 11/4 from 12-2 PM. Join us to create a welcoming garden filled with herbs, flowers and native plants!
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 Philadelphia, Public Workshop, William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia 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!