Key city officials including Mayor Jim Kenney, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Parks and Recreation commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell, State Representative Joanna McClinton and Register of Wills Tracey Gordon gathered on Wednesday, October 14 at McCreesh Playground on Regent Street at 67th Street to dedicate an extensive renovation and expansion of this popular facility.
The improvements included installation of a new playground, new sprayground, new pavement, landscaping, fencing, and other site amenities.
The site was designed to playfully depicts a river flowing as a reference to its close proximity to Cobbs Creek. A new gated entrance was provided for the facility as well.
The project cost $590,493 and the funding was secured by Councilman Johnson in whose Second Council District the playground is located. The McCreesh improvements are part of a sustained program through which Councilman Johnson has succeeded in upgrading virtually every recreation center and park area in his district. McCreesh itself has been the recipient of additional projects including installation of a new all-weather basketball court.
Register of Wills Gordon is a long-time resident of Southwest and has been active in the community for many years.
Councilman Johnson is chairman of City Council’s Special Committee on Gun Violence. His office may be reached at 215-686-3412.
(Vincent Thompson is Communications Director at the office of City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson)