On Sunday, November 19, residents and park users took park in an engaging conversation around park design options for the park. We heard enthusiasm and hope for the future of Mifflin Square Park and how if we work together we can achieve the park that will unite communities and create a dynamic shared space. Thank you to the team at Hector, our partners at Friends of Mifflin Square, BAO-P and the many community leaders and teams who came out to support, volunteer and interpret for the day. It was a packed house and we heard over 9 languages spoken at the focus group discussion!
Read a PDF summary of the day’s conversation here.
If you did not make it out to join us or want to continue to be a part of the conversation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-323-0967 to share your thoughts and RSVP for our final community meeting on 12/16/17 from 12-2 PM at Centro de Alabanza de Filadelfia: 440 Snyder Ave Philadelphia, PA 19148
You can also see the draft design directions & fill out a Mifflin Square Park Draft Design Suggestion Sheet!
Mifflin Square Park Design Focus Group
Sunday, November 19, 12–2 pm
SEAMAAC 8th Street Office (just south of Snyder)
2110 South 8th Street
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 11/16
Learn more at www.mifflinsquareplan.org
We created the posters below showing the four draft design directions for display at several locations around Southeast Philly. You can also share your thoughts & feedback online as well as download PDF suggestion sheets in the following languages:
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 email@example.com 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!