Monday, April 5, 2010
The corner of Huntingdon Street and Trenton Avenue is a new neighborhood hangout for local Kensington teens.
A skate park affectionately called Pop’s Playground opened this past summer and has quickly attracted the Kensington youth.
It has been funded by the Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, the Friends of Pop’s Playground and the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.
It is intended to be a bustling and vibrant place where the community can come together and enjoy a pleasant day.
The skatepark is open and very active. Teenage boys took no hesitation in utilizing the space. Young girls sit on benches and watch the boys, while other members of the community play basketball in the adjacent courts.
Behind the skatepark sits a playground where young mothers watch their young children jump, swing and slide.
The NKCDC hopes artists will paint attractive murals to make the area even more welcoming.
Pop’s Dog Space is another area in the park where members can take their pooch for a stroll. To be a member, one must give an annual $20 to help with park expenses.
Pop’s Playground is also hoping to host local events where more members, not just the youth, can take pleasure in the amenity.
For more information, visit www.popsplayground.org.
Kymberly Bays, Timothy Brodwater, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Group 1, Kensington.
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