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Could THIS be Philadelphia’s next great public space?

March 9, 2017


As I do from time-to-time with this blog, please excuse me as I put my civic engagement citizen’s hat on for a post and talk more Public Spaces Department than Streets Dept…

Since the 1970s, the Philadelphia Water Department has had a gate around an incredible, since disused water reservoir in Fairmount Park. Prior to that the reservoir was open to the public and offered Philadelphians and neighbors from the surrounding communities access to a hiking trail and a simply STUNNING view.

Today, as apart of the Civic Commons PHL initiative, the reservoir is planning to open to the public yet again thanks to a unique partnership between the PA Audubon Society and the Philadelphia Outward Bound School.

I took a trip out to the reservoir last year with Civic Commons PHL, and I can not tell you how fun it is out there – and how amazing the view is… Learn more about the Civic Commons PHL initiative and the soon-to-be Discovery Center here!

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