People of the Park is a project that celebrates the stories of individuals who currently have an ongoing, personal connection with Tacony Creek Park in Philadelphia.
People of the Park reflects not only the rich backgrounds and heritages of the individuals featured, but also their special relationships with the park itself, and the many ways in which they spend time inside this beautifully biodiverse, urban green space.
Through images, words, voices, and sound, we hope that those who encounter People of the Park will be inspired by the physical “portrait signs” along the park trails and the accompanying online project webpage. What you encounter, see, and hear is a true reflection of the interactions, investment, and reciprocity these featured individuals have generously shared with us. Their stories and personal expressions are as alive and growing as the park itself.