In July, Dickinson Square Park reopened in the heart of Pennsport. The park was restored using 1.2 million in funds given by numerous entities. This includes the State Department of Conversation and Natural Resources, the City, the Parks and Recreation Department and former councilman DiCicco’s office.* The renovations brought new benches, play equipment, lighting, fencing, game tables, bike rakes, dog waste stations, and paving. The park serves as an oasis for local families, children, and dogs to come together in a beautiful green space that is safe and sound.
Now, a few months later, Pennsport is beginning to see the ripple effects of positive development and growth that the park renovations brought with it. Surrounding area lots are quickly being bought and converted to new housing. Recently, lots at 1500 – 1502 South 4th Street were quickly acquired after being on the market for less than a month. This pair of lots were bought for $155,000. Now, foundations are already laid out for what will be two single – family homes that will be put on the market for sale with asking prices between $420,000 and $430,000.
Dickinson Square Park provides one more positive reason why a family should move into these new homes. It’s great to see that hard work and city funds have a lasting impression on a neighborhood that only continues to grow for the better.
Note: Every Saturday in December, Dickinson Square Park will be having Park Clean-Ups at 9:00 AM.
(Courtesy of dickinsonsquare.com)