Communities Take Charge To Restore Facilities

Community involvement is the defining difference at lively, pretty neighborhood parks around the city, from Cliveden in lower Mount Airy to Carroll in West Philadelphia, from Jerome Brown Park in Tioga to Three Bears in Center City.
June 2, 2004, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Gold Star Park in South Philadelphia was a shining example of just one thing when Aileen Bunch moved in nearby four years ago: neglect.The grass was littered with broken glass and dog dirt. Unsavory types who hung there at night shot out the lights.Now, climbing roses, luminous red, are in full, fragrant bloom. Flyers posted in the park herald a recent tree-planting celebration.

Thanks to Dan Magee

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Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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