The City of Philadelphia is investing tens of millions of dollars into libraries and recreation centers in Southwest Philadelphia as part of Mayor Jim Kenney’s Rebuild Project.
The Southwest projects are: Paschalville Library, Kingsessing Library, Francis J. Myers Recreation Center, Kingsessing Recreation Center and James Finnegan Playground.
Rebuild’s purpose is to transform parks, recreation centers, and libraries that would refresh forgotten and dilapidated facilities across the city. The funds are part of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax or “soda tax” that was enacted in 2017 and the investment in Southwest Philadelphia is historic.
Rebuild is committed to promoting diversity and economic inclusion by supporting minorities and women who work (or want to work) in the design and construction industries.
Rebuild is also committed to community engagement. They realize that the people who use the libraries and recreation centers are the experts and that user opinions on what the improvements should be are very important. Community feedback will inform the improvements that are made to facilities.
Paschalville Library is asking users for their opinions on how the building should change. Learn more at www.yourpaschal.org.