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7 Sep 2018

Have you “friended” a pocket park lately?

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September 7, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  This pocket park at Carpenter Lane was completed in early spring, and a little free library was added soon after, thanks to the efforts of Senator Art Haywood (third from right with other business owners).


The Mt. Airy Business Improvement District is proud to announce a third pocket park was installed recently on Germantown Avenue — at the intersection of Pelham and Germantown avenues, transforming yet another vacant corner into an asset that draws people to the commercial corridor to shop, do business, and dine.

Earlier this year, pocket parks were installed at Carpenter Lane and Sedgwick Street, and BID plans to install additional parks in the 6300 and 7100 blocks, as well as expand our inaugural Trolley Car Park located next to the SEPTA depot.

While the BID covers the cost of construction, landscaping and maintenance, we seek the community’s help in adding amenities such as benches, planters, cafe tables, signage and little libraries.

The Pocket Park at Pelham… awaiting a planter and little library.

There are multiple opportunities for sponsorships, both large and small, so everyone can own a piece of the park. [Go to to download a sponsorship form.]

All donations and sponsorships will be gratefully recognized in our newsletter and on our website.  Full sponsorship of benches, gaming tables, centerpiece planters, welcome signs or little libraries will include acknowledgement on a park sign.

While it’s never too late to become a friend of a pocket park, we plan to install signs acknowledging donors by November.

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