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Adirondack Chairs & Picnic Tables
If you build it they will come... and relax! After lots of hammering, painting, drying, gluing and yelling at the instruction manuals, FSRP built and added some super comfy, wooden Adirondack chairs and wooden picnic tables to the park. Please be kind to them!
We hope they're increasing your enjoyment of the Park!
Markward Plaza Renovations
We had a wonderful time celebrating the re-opening of Markward Plaza! We hope you enjoyed the live music and chatting with our board members about the revised master plan.
Basketball Backboards and Rims
Gone are the days of perpetually broken rims. Thanks to the generous donations from the community and local businesses, FSRP was able to match the funds we raised and replace our basketball hoops with professional grade equipment. We are so proud to make this happen for the community.
Did You Know?
Some Fun Facts about FSRP
We are you! We are neighborhood volunteers interested in seeing the Park thrive. Some of us are neighborhood newbies and some of us have been here for decades.
FSRP holds annual Park cleanups in the spring and fall to give our Park gets a little more attention before and after its busy summer season.
We fundraise and apply for grants to support all of our efforts, in order to supplement the city's budget for the Park.
This means we spend thousands of dollars annually on pruning, planting, and landscaping throughout the Park! This maintenance makes the Park safer and more secure and keep the trees, shrubs, and plants healthy and hardy.
We work with neighbors and the community gardeners to maintain and improve the planting beds around the Park.
We are solely responsible for raising money to maintain the Dog Park - we get no money from the City for Dog Park maintenance.
FSRP works with Philadelphia Parks & Rec and the Markward Rec Advisory Council to offer programming in the Markward Recreation Center and the Park to serve people of all ages.
We work with the City on behalf of the neighborhood on important matters to help plan and shape the Park's future.