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Carroll Park

    • Cobbs Creek | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

Record turnout to kick off West District Plan

Last Thursday, at West Philadelphia High School, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission commenced its second to last district planning process. The commission began crafting district plans for every corner of the…

    • Benepe and Phanatic

P&R announces next green playground

Bracketed by recordings of John Fogerty's "Centerfield" and Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" (one can only hope…), representatives from the Phillies, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and The Trust…

    • Cheryl Gourdine, outreach coordinator of Grace Temple Baptist Church in Lawnside, N.J. (left) and Frances Williams, founder and program director of Do Over Ministry organized volunteers and donations

Carroll Park: Ministry Provides 'Helping Hands'

Thomas Smith of Cedar Park stood in line with more than 50 people waiting outside Philadelphia Police Department's 19th District station at 61st and Thompson streets. Smith was one of hundreds of…



Carroll Park's boundaries are Lansdowne Avenue to the north, West Girard Avenue to the south, North 63rd Street to the west, and North 52nd Street to the east. Carroll Park began as a privately owned park by Eugene Carroll in the 1920s. In the 1960s and 1970s, after the city of Philadelphia took control of the park, it became plagued by crime. After the park was renovated 1990's, Carroll Park Neighbors was established to help maintain the park and provide neighborhood programs.


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