Construction for Dickinson Square has begun! With hulking, dying sycamore trees and buildings, pathways, and other infrastructure last renovated in the '70s, Dickinson Square was due for a remake. The Friends of Dickinson Square received a service grant from the Collaborative in 2007 to envision the sustainable redesign of this popular Pennsport park.
Since then, Phase 1 of the park's improvements have been funded by the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation and placed into the able hands of LRSLA Studio. Ashley Hahn of Plan Philly's Eyes on the Street shares her walk-through of the just-begun renovation project as the construction fence rose and the diseased old trees fell.