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: New Jersey Requiring All Employees In 'Certain' Healthcare Facilities Get COVID-19 Vaccine Or Regular Testing By Early September
The goal of the plan is to revitalize and restore the park. The unveiling comes after a yearlong planning process.READ MORE: Philadelphia Announces Phase 2 Of Street Cleaning Program Running Through November
“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.Large Flames Shoot Through Roof Of Princeton University's Theological Seminary Library
The Fairmount Park Conservancy also gathered ideas from the community for the new master plan.