PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — City officials are celebrating the future of FDR Park. On Wednesday, the Fairmount Park Conservancy unveiled the new master plan for South Philadelphia’s largest park.
Officials say years of heavy use and regular flooding have taken a toll on its infrastructure and environmental integrity.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Throws Wrench In New Jersey Communities' Efforts To Inoculate Most Vulnerable
The goal of the plan is to revitalize and restore the park. The unveiling comes after a yearlong planning process.READ MORE: Police: 79-Year-Old Man Killed In North Philadelphia Fire
“We live in a changing city, we live in a changing country. There are elements of this park that should remain the same and there are elements of this park that need to change,” Philadelphia Parks Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell said.Abington Township Man, Harry Gramlich, Accused Of Neglect In Brother's Death
The Fairmount Park Conservancy also gathered ideas from the community for the new master plan.