We are pleased to announce the new date for the Ralph Brooks Groubdbreaking.
WHAT: Ralph Brooks Groundbreaking
WHEN: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM
WHERE: Ralph Brooks Park, 20th and Tasker Streets
Please join Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin, Mayor Michael Nutter, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Representative Jordan Harris, PWD Deputy Commissioner Chris Crockett and other partners as we break ground on a revitalization project for Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze.
Ralph Brooks Tot Lot, a small playground with basketball courts and a play area for children, was named after a seven year old boy who was shot and paralyzed at the site in 1988. The shooting galvanized the community and the park has carried his name as a symbol against violence ever since. The park, now over 25 years old, has seen better days...and soon it will again.
After years of hard work, fundraising and collaboration, multiple partners have joined forces to revitalize Ralph Brooks Park. Tuesday will be the groundbreaking for the first phase of the project, which will include new basketball courts, new play equipment, sidewalk improvements, tree plantings and a rain garden which will manage stormwater runoff from the site.
PWD is proud to be involved with multiple partners working on this project:
- I.am.SP - Project Visionary
- Urban Roots - Project Manager
- Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
- Philadelphia Eagles Connor Barwin's Make the World Better Project
- Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
- State Representative Jordan Harris
- Philly Rising Collaborative
- Tasker Street Baptist Church
To download a .pdf flyer for this groundbreaking event, click here.