Help Rebuild Veterans Park in Fairmount

A message from Fairmount CDC:

Help Rebuild Veterans Memorial

We need your help to restore the Veterans Park at 31st & Girard

Fairmount CDC along with a team of community volunteers headed by Jim Kernaghan are rasing funds to restore and rebuild the neglected Veteran's Park located on the south side of Girard Avenue and 31st Street. The project includes:

    * Cleaning and restoration of the monument
    * A new plaque honoring local veterans of all wars
    * One 20' flagpole with both the American Flag and the POW Flag
    * A new landscape design and plantings
    * Benches for visitors and veterans

For more information othe project and to learn how you can help, click here.

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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