Harrisburg – November 18, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) and Rep. Maria Donatucci announced today that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded $250,000 for the continued development and improvements to FDR Park.
“For many years FDR Park has been an incredible asset for our city,” Farnese said. “I am very happy to work with Rep. Donatucci and city officials to secure state funds for improvements of this historic green space.”
The Philadelphia City Treasurer Department of Parks and Recreation was awarded $250,000 for the construction of stormwater management measures, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping, and other improvements to the park.
“The renovation plans for FDR Park are both so exciting and long overdue. I am hoping this grant will be just a part of something bigger for our community. It is with great pride that we were able to acquire this funding for our district,” said Rep. Maria Donatucci (D – Delaware/Philadelphia), who also represents the neighborhood where FDR Park is located.
FDR Park has been a staple of the Philadelphia landscape since the early 1900s and still operates as a recreational haven for the city. The park includes 20 tennis courts, eight ball fields, a rugby field, the American Swedish Historical Museum, and the FDR Skate Park.
“The recreational opportunities that FDR Park provides are invaluable, and I will continue to make sure that state funds available to support this resource,” Farnese said.