By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The money is pouring in to help the city of Philadelphia revitalize FDR Park. On Tuesday, Mayor Jim Kenney announced $4.5 million in new funding.

The money will be used to create a welcome center and to design a world-class playground and picnic area at the park in South Philadelphia.

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“This children’s play area is envisioned in the master plan is no ordinary playground. Like Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park, this FDR play escape will be a source of pride, a go-to destination for tourists and a fun, free, accessible play space for children and families,” said Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell.

The city received input on the improvement plan from more than 3,000 residents.