Your guide to spring cleanup events in NW Philadelphia

The neighborhoods of Northwest Philadelphia are gearing up for the 5th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup this Saturday. The cleanup features over 300 community initiatives throughout the city that include picking up litter, painting over graffiti, planting, recycling and other small projects. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. citywide and all are invited to come out and help. Interested residents can sign up at

Here is a look at some of the work happening in the Northwest this Saturday:

Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls 

Cleanup at Kendrick Recreation Center

        Location: 5800 Ridge Ave.

        Contact: Bill Malizia at 215-685-2584 or email

Cleanup at Courtesy Stable

        Location: 901 East Cathedral Rd.

        Contact: Bob Allen, Fairmount Park Commission at

Cleanup at Neighbors Park

        Location: 3901 Terrace St. (at Hermit St.)

Cleanup at Shawmont/Umbria in Manayunk

        Location: 300 Shawmont Ave. (Green Tree Run at Eva St. and Shawmont Ave.)

        Contact: Timothy Garrity, Friends of Shawmont & Umbria at 267-879-2716 

Cleanup at Houston Playground

        Location: 900 Grakyn Lane

Contact: Joseph Lotkowski at 215-483-8816,

Cleanup at Gorgas Park Office

        Location: Ridge Avenue 

Contact: Bernard Guet at 215-508-2358,

Cleanup at the Manayunk Canal

        Location: Leverington Ave.
Contact: Annie Scott at 267-270-3075 or email

Cleanup at Roxborough Ave. Steps

Location: Roxborough Ave and Terrace Street

        Contact: Annie Scott at 267-270-3075 or email

Cleanup at Clouds City

        Location: Steps on Krams Street that lead down to Silverwood Street, steps on DuPont Street that lead down to Silverwood Street, steps on Boone Street that lead to Green Lane.


Cleanup at Kelly Park

Location: Parker Ave & Pechin St

Contact:Martin Sylvester at

Cleanup at Dupont/Krams/Boone

        Location: 211 Dupont Street

        Contact: Annie Scott at 267-270-3075 or email

Cleanup at East Falls Riverfront Business District

        Location: 3728 Midvale Ave. along the riverfront business district

        Contact: Gina Snyder at 215-848-8084 or

Cleanup at Mifflin School Arboretum (Rock Garden)

        Location: 3520 Midvale Ave.

        Contact: Roger Marsh at

Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill

Cleanup at Duval Street

        Location: 6430 Germantown Ave. (Upsala)

        Contact: Hollie Malamud-Price at 215-844-6490,

Cleanup at Chew & Belfield

        Location: 6200 block of Chew Ave.

        Contact: Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Call 215-849-8021

Cleanup at Water Tower Recreation Center

Location: 209 Hartwell Lane

        Contact: Barbara Diaz 215-685-9296 or

Germantown and West Oak Lane

Cleanup at Hood Cemetery

        Location: 515 E. Locust Ave.

        Contact: Andy Jickling at 215-439-0100 or email

Cleanup at RittenhouseTown

        Location: 209 Lincoln Dr. – Historic Jacob RittenhouseTown Home


Cleanup at Happy Hollow Playground

        Location: Wayne Ave. and Logan St. (Also Pulaski Ave. at Logan St.)

        Contact: Allison Weiss at 215 843 5555 or email

Cleanup at Germantown Ave.

        Location: 5547 Germantown Ave.

Contact: Cornelia Swinson at 215-991-4744 or email

Cleanup at Kappa Alpha Psi Achievement Academy on Germantown Ave.

Location: 5525-29 Germantown Ave.

        Contact: Perry Thomas at 215-668-8090 or email

Cleanup at Rockland St. Community Garden

        Location: 4819 Greene St.

        Contact: Aine Doley at 215-805-8091

Cleanup at Vernon Park

        Location: 5800 Germantown Avenue

        Contact: Ruth Seeley 215-849-4941 or

Cleanup at Lonnie Young Recreation Center – Inside Lobby

Location: 1100 E. Chelten Ave.

        Contact: Ebony Hatcher at 215-685-2236 or email .

Cleanup at Awbury Arboretum Wetlands

        Location: 6211 Chew Ave.

        Contact: Beth Miner at 2158492855 or email

Cleanup at 5 corners intersection

Location: Belfeild and Church Lane intersection


Cleanup at Lambert Street

        Location: 6021 N. Lambert Street

Contact: Sylvia Hicks 215-438-0533 or

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