In the past, we’ve covered renovation projects at a couple of playgrounds in Philly, including Dickinson Square Park, Roberto Clemente, and Comegys Elementary. This month, another playground project is taking place, this time at Seger Playground, located at 1020 Lombard St., in the Wash West neighborhood.
About a week ago, construction began here, on a project that we originally told you about over a year ago. So far, the old playground equipment has been pulled out, and the soft playing surface has been torn up as well. Access to the playground area has been closed off, but the basketball and tennis courts are still open for use.
Former playing surface
The water play area is on the left
According to the Friends of Seger Park Playground, the hope is that construction will be complete for the first phase of this project by the end of the year. One of the notable features here is that the two new play areas will both sit on the western side of the park, a change from the previous design. In the past, parents with children of different ages would have to stand in the middle of the park, unable to keep an eye on both kids at once. This new layout will allow parents to watch both play areas at the same time. Looking at these renderings, you can see the equipment will exude fun for children young and old.
Rendering of the younger kids play area
Play area for the older kids
This is, of course, only half of the renovation for Seger Park. Phase B of the project will involve a re-imagining of the water play area, and the Friends group is still raising funds for that aspect. If you live nearby and Seger is the typical play place for your kids, we’d suggest checking out other nearby playgrounds, including Palumbo Playground and Starr Garden Playground. If you do choose to visit Palumbo, however, maybe don’t tell the kiddies about its spooky history…