University City District (UCD) and the Clark Park Partnership, a consortium that oversees park maintenance, events, policies and capital projects, have announced the 2nd annual Clark Park Community Grants. Up to $3000 for one or more projects that enhance Clark Park will be awarded. Eligible projects will include planting, mulching, maintenance, signage, park cleanup, or other permanent improvements to the park. (Educational or cultural programs are not eligible.) Projects awarded last year were the installation of the first commercial-grade special needs swing in the Clark Park playground as well as the watering and maintenance of 30 Clark Park trees by the skilled UC Green Corps.
University City community groups are invited to submit proposals for projects that will improve the park. Individuals are also eligible to submit proposals with the endorsement of a community group. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee including representatives from Friends of Clark Park, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation, University of the Sciences, and UCD. The winning projects will be announced on Thursday, June 16 at a public celebration in Clark Park.
Guidelines and application are available here.