July 25: Skate Space in East Kensington Opening Event!

Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund, the Friends of Pop's Playground, and New Kensington CDC present the grand opening of Skate Space, a multi-use, skateboard friendly public space in East Kensington.

In the past few years residents of East Kensington have organized to revitalize this community playgruond.  Through strong partnerships and dedicated volunteers, this reclamation of public space celebrates community involvement and investment, showcases our neighborhood identity, and provides recreational opportunities for neighborhood youth.

Saturday, July 25


Pop's Playground

Trenton & Huntingdon

Join us for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony!  Professional skateboarding demonstrations will take place, safety tips will be provided, and special prizes will be raffled off!

Pretzels! Water Ice! Music!

Come Help Us Celebrate!

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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