In Common

    • Stairs up to the Rail Park from the 1100 block of Callowhill, May 2018 / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

In Common: Rail Park opens, carrying the freight of a changing neighborhood

What does it mean to create a new park in a changing, sometimes contested neighborhood? Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn takes a deep dive into…

    • LOVE in reverse / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

In Common: Finding a new LOVE

First up in a series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn heads to LOVE Park looking for love and finds plenty. Hear what Philadelphians using the park think about Center…

About This Series
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    • Melat Hagos wanted to see LOVE Park on her first visit to Philly. May 7, 2018 / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
    • Friends of the Rail Park board, May 2018 / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
    • Sarah Yeung (L) and Melissa Kim walk through the 10th Street Plaza, which bridges Chinatown and Chinatown North / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
    • Callalily Cousar, president of East Parkside Residents Association  / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
    • East Parkside neighbors gather in one of Parkside Edge's new
    • Mildred Johnson in the Viola Street Community Garden. She has lived in East Parkside since 1956. / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
    • Joyce Smith has lived on Viola Street since 2006. / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
    • Chris Spahr, director of Centennial Parkside CDC, on Parkside Avenue.  / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
    • Jamie Gauthier, executive director of Fairmount Park Conservancy, at Parkside Edge. / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly
    • Michael Burch, co-founder of Viola Street Residents Association and the Parkside Journal. / Neal Santos for PlanPhilly

Where and how does Philadelphia find common ground? Eyes on the Street is exploring that question in 2018 through a series of stories we’re calling In Common. It’s a chance for us to explore the spaces where neighbors come together, and to look closely at a few projects remaking the places we share toward building a stronger, more inclusive city.

Words by Ashley Hahn, images by Neal Santos. This series is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, through its strategy to foster informed and engaged communities through public space.

  • May 30, 2018
  • Jun 9, 2018

West Park Arts Fest 2018

12:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Jun 13, 2018
  • Jun 14, 2018

Rail Park opening: Phase One

11:00AM – 12:30PM

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