• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Dickinson Square Park renewed, reopened



For months the core of Dickinson Square Park has been blocked off with construction fencing while crews worked on a $1.2 million park renewal project. But on July 25 neighbors celebrated the reopening of Dickinson Square Park.

I popped by Dickinson Square in late July  to check out the new children's play area, benches, plantings, basketball court, lighting, and paths. The refreshed park looks fantastic, and when I visited kids were already swarming the play equipment and neighbors were chatting on benches. The park's core feels much more open after several very large trees were removed (due to disease) and many were aggressively pruned for safety purposes.

Welcome back, Dickinson Square Park. It's great to see you back in action.

Eyes on the Street checked in on construction in late 2011 and in March 2012. For a look back, click through these:


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