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East Oak Lane

    • Olney rec center

A Tale of Two Parks: How community saved Sturgis and Olney rec centers

At first glance Sturgis Recreation Center and Olney Recreation Center, located just blocks apart, seem like very similar community amenities. Both are located in the Parks and Recreation Department’s 9th district,…

    • The proposed Sturgis Recreation Center includes increased educational space, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
    • Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation

State AG's office seeks OARC lawsuit dismissal

The state Attorney General's office, on behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett and administration budget and economic development officials, is seeking to have a lawsuit filed against them by the Ogontz Avenue…



West/ East Oak Lane, designed to be a “Green Country Town”, is a neighborhood in North West Philadelphia. East Oak Lane spans from Cheltenhan Avenue to Godfrey Avenue and from Broad Street to N 5th Street. While West Oak Lane stretches from Cheltenhan Avenue to Stenton Avenue and from Vernon Road to Broad Street. West and East Oak Lane stand out from other neighborhoods because of their innovative use of green space. William Penn had initially developed East Oak Lane as a “Green Country Town”, incorporating parks like the Awbury Arboretum as public green spaces amidst the commotion of Philadelphia. East and West Oak lane also share a vibrant and deeply rooted history, with its unique architecture serving as a memorial to the colonial era. Today the area is known for its impressive jazz festival as well as the neighborhoods sprawling shopping and retail district. Residents and government alike are still building the vision of William Penn’s “Green Country Town” today, through numerous green spaces and other natural landmarks.
OARC, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) community development corporation whose primary mission is to create and stimulate economic development while improving the quality of life for residents in West Oa


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