Mayor Kenney on working and playing at Burke Playground

    Producer Alex Lewis and Mayor Jim Kenney. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    Producer Alex Lewis and Mayor Jim Kenney. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    As a kid,  Jim Kenney spent lots of time playing outside in his South Philadelphia neighborhood. 

    “I went out the door at 8:30, 9:00 in the morning.  I didn’t come back til’ 8:00 at night.”

    The new mayor sat down with producer Alex Lewis for the new community storytelling collaboration Every ZIP Philadelphia.  The project is asking residents across the city the question, “What place means the most to you in your neighborhood?”  

    In this ZIP audio postcard, Kenney describes his favorite pastime – playing at Burke Playground, and later, working as a summer aid. 

    “I grew up there and worked there and it’s still active today,” says Kenney.

    Every ZIP Philadelphia is a collaboration between WHYY and “Localore: Finding America“, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio.  


    Jeanette Woods contributed to this report.


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