This is what the $ 50 million first phase of FDR Park redesign will look like – NBC10 Philadelphia
Philadelphia is investing $ 50 million to execute an intensive overhaul of the FDR park, with plans underway for the initial “bridge phase” which will include a visitor center and two-acre play space, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The investment of city funds, which will be spread over the next five years, will help implement the current $ 250 million FDR Park Master Plan. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Friends of FDR Park released the plan in 2019 with the goal of updating the park to better serve 21st century visitors. The 348-acre park in South Philadelphia was designed by the Olmsted brothers in 1914 and opened in 1921.
As part of the “bridge phase” of the plan, the 5,500 square foot guardhouse at the entrance to Broad Street Park and Pattison Avenue will be restored and transformed into a new visitor center.
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See the renderings of the “bridge phase” plans below.