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June 21, 2018

Check out renderings of the upcoming Fairmount Park project

Funds are still being raised for the second and third phases of the rejuvenation plan

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Centennial Commons Studio Bryan Hanes/Fairmount Park Conservancy

This rendering shows the planned renovations at Centennial Commons in West Fairmount Park.

Last week, officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a newly renovated section of Fairmount Park, but plenty of changes are still to come.

The section, called Centennial Commons, is being described as a "park-within-the-park." Funded so far by a $5.4 million grant by the William Penn Foundation and a $1 million contribution from the Knight Foundation, the project is sprucing up a 67,000-square-foot area of West Fairmount Park along Parkside Avenue between 41st Street and Belmont Avenue.


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The renovations revealed last week include porch swings, walking paths, 68 new trees and a rain garden, which will help divert stormwater away from the city's sewage system.

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This photo shows the new porch swings at Centennial Commons in West Fairmount Park.

The Fairmount Park Conservancy is overseeing the project, which will cost $11 million total, according to Curbed. The recent additions are just phase one of a three-phase process, and officials are still trying to collect funding for the rest of the park, the website reports.

While there's no completion date for phase two, the Conservancy did release some renderings of what's planned next for the project including a skating rink, playground and new bathrooms. 

You can view the renderings, via Studio Bryan Hanes, below:

Centennial CommonsStudio Bryan Hanes/Fairmount Park Conservancy

This rendering shows an overhead view of the planned renovations at the new Centennial Commons in West Fairmount Park.


Centennial CommonsStudio Bryan Hanes/Fairmount Park Conservancy

This rendering shows the playground area planned for the new Centennial Commons in West Fairmount Park.


Centennial CommonsStudio Bryan Hanes/Fairmount Park Conservancy

This rendering shows the skating rink planned for the new Centennial Commons in West Fairmount Park.