Posted by Eric Horvath on September 17, 2015 at 11:42 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Philadelphia) - Councilman Bobby Henon was joined by Leo Dignam, Deputy Commissioner for Citywide & Neighborhood Programming, Department of Parks & Recreation, along with project staff and neighborhood kids to officially re-open Holme Playground (9152 Academy Rd.) last night.
The event debuted $363,000 in capital improvements to the play areas.
“This is a fantastic example of how we can develop 21st century play spaces,” Councilman Henon said. “Thanks to the team that made this a reality, including the Departments of Parks & Recreation and Public Property, which regularly take the capital investment from concept to design to construction in a big, playful way.”
“We value the dedication Councilman Henon has to providing safe and fun recreation spaces through Parks and Recreation,” said Leo Dignam, Deputy Commissioner of Citywide & Neighborhood Programming. “We are able to renovate many of the playgrounds in his district.”
The full project team included:
- Bridget Collins-Greenwald, Commissioner, Department of Public Property
- Gary F. Knappick, P.E., Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Property
- Aparna Palantino, Project Director
- Francesco Cerrai, Project Manager
- Nobuki Iijima, Project Coordinator
- Robert Mangle, Inspector
- Currie Grove, Inc., General Contractor
- Landscape Structures, Play Equipment
- Safety Turf, Safety Surface
Renovations included a new divided play area, where toddlers can play safely, along with a completely renovated, state-of-the-art safety surface, re-coated basketball courts and play equipment.
Photos of the renovated play areas are available here, courtesy of the Department of Public Property and McGlasson Media.