Clearview Community Park Featured in Mt. Airy Patch

Julie Slavet
Sep 15, 2011

Last night, we had a terrific ribbon-cutting event at Clearview Community Park in Germantown! Check back here soon for photos and video from the event.

In the meantime, take a look at this great article about the event on Mt. Airy Patch.

From the article:

It was a celebration at the corner of Clearview Street and East Washington Lane Wednesday evening.

Marlene Anderson, who lives on Clearview Street, said a park at the intersection by the Washington Lane SEPTA station used to be overgrown and generally felt neglected.

That was the case until the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society reclaimed the lot so that it could maintain the ground on the lot. That improved things.

But then the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), which has its offices at Awbury Arboretum and works to “mobilize its communities” as stewards of the region’s watershed, according to its website, got involved as well. The community had requested that TTF work to be even more invested in the clean-up effort, so in the summer of 2010, it started to gather input from residents to see what could be done there.

The result was on display Wednesday. The Clearview Community Park has native flowers and grasses planted throughout its environs and is intended to be a place where neighborhood members can gather. There’s also hope that local schools will be able to use it as an outdoor classroom.

Read the whole thing here!

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