Today marks the first step in reclaiming an unused Southwest Philadelphia park.
But while this park has been cut off to public access for some time, it’s not exactly a forgotten parcel.
Squirrel Hill Falls Park at 48th Street and Chester Avenue opened with a whole lot of fanfare in 1996, as West Philly Local reports. But it seems the artist behind the park’s drastic makeover got a little protective of the wooded haven.
For years, a bike lock has kept the public from accessing the solar-powered waterfall, mural and benches in the pocket park. Turns out the artist isn’t the owner, so Friends Rehabilitation Program Inc. (the owner) will help neighbors gain access today for a cleanup.
Anyone who wants to help can stop by between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. with their garbage bags and garden disposal bags.