Shape the Parkway

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has seen incredible investment and development over the past couple of years, culminating this spring with the opening of Sister Cities Park, the new Barnes, and the Rodin Museum’s rebirth. Now you can help inform the Parkway’s next act.

The Department of Parks and Recreation, PennPraxis, the Penn Project for Civic Engagement are asking for your help developing an Action Plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Head out to one of the four upcoming public meetings to share your ideas for projects and programs that will make the Parkway a more lively and interesting place.

Community Meeting Schedule:
  • Monday, July 23, Second Pilgrim Baptist Church, 854 North 15th Street
  • Tuesday, July 24The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th Street – 5th Floor
  • Monday, July 30Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church, 22nd and Mt. Vernon Street
  • Tuesday, July 31Next American City, Storefront for Urban Innovation, 2816 West Girard Avenue

Registration will begin at 6pm. All meetings run from 6:30-8:30pm. Register in advance by emailing  Contact Penn Project for Civic Engagement at (215) 898-1112 with any questions.

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