This past weekend, Philadelphia experienced warm temperatures throughout the region. Just in time to get get the kids out and about, Seger Park playground in Washington Square West opened on Friday!
Drew, my 8 year old daughter, loved all the new equipment added to the playground during our visit over the weekend. Take a stroll over soon to see for yourself all the great improvements made to this community space.
The playground renovations were made possible by The City of Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter, Councilman Frank DiCicco, Councilman Mark Squilla, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Sentaor Larry Farnese and Representative Babette Josephs.
While Phase One is finished, the Friends of Seger Park are still raising funds to complete Phase 2 of the project, the Sprayground. The Sprayground is an area where the children of Center City would be able to cool off in a safe, fun place during hot Philadelphia summers. The current water feature is broken, and the cost to repair it is prohibitive. The new sprayground will provide an essential play area and its innovative design will serve as the visual icon for the park. The Friends of Seger Park have already raised $50,000 complete the project, but still have $200,000 to go. To donate to these efforts, click here.
Live Love Philly will be announcing details on a City ribbon-cutting ceremony at Seger when they are revealed.
- Craftsbury Standard School & Playground (preservationinpink.wordpress.com)
- Sustainability in the Playground (ecoseed.org)
- Supervision is Essential for Playground Safety (outdoorkidsadventures.com)