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Tacony Creek Park master plan focuses on equity

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The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) has launched a master planning process for North Philadelphia’s Tacony Creek Park. The 300-acre park, one of Philadelphia’s five watershed parks, directly serves the Olney, Lawncrest, Feltonville, Juniata Park, and Frankford neighborhoods.

The last master plan, dating back to 1997, focused on the park’s ecological assets. The current process will focus on community input and equity and is available in English and in Spanish.

According to TTF’s president, Julie Slavet, the master planning process has been 10 years in the making. “It took us a while to say we had the capacity, that we knew the park and community well enough to do the process,” Slavet says.

TTF is working with community groups including Esperanza, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, the Olney Culture Lab, and the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia to reach community members and encourage their participation in the planning process.

Photo from the Tacony Creek Park Master Plan Survey.
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