PHILADEPHIA - Mayor Kenney alongside Council President Darrell Clarke, Rebuild Executive Director Kira Strong, and City Officials today celebrated the completion of a $1.1 million renovation project at Hancock Playground. The Hancock Playground project is made possible by Rebuild, the Kenney Administration’s signature initiative to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in neighborhood parks, recreation centers, and libraries.
“Rebuild is an opportunity to show our communities that their city is invested in them by making critical investments in vital neighborhood spaces,” said Mayor Kenney. “With these new improvements, Hancock Playground is now space where children and families can safely play and recreate.”
Rebuild has completed over 40 capital projects in neighborhoods across the city to improve neighborhood parks, recreation centers, and libraries. The program currently has work underway at 65 facilities in various neighborhoods, representing over $160 million in committed funds.
“Rebuild is delivering an investment that is long overdue to our city’s neighborhoods,” said Rebuild Executive Director Kira Strong. “We know how important a safe and well-designed park, playground, or library can be to help neighborhoods thrive.”
Rebuild improvements at Hancock Playground include new playground equipment, new basketball goals, landscaping, additional green space, and a touch up of the mural on the recreation building.