Bartram’s Mile, A Plan To Create Eight New Acres Of Parks, Is Looking For Help From The Public

The plan for Batram’s Mile, a joint mission between Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, and the John Bartram Association, is to take eight acres of vacant, public owned land around Bartram’s Garden, and turn it into park land. This Saturday, the people behind Batram’s Mile are holding a design workshop and information session on the plans. As the BG people say, “your input is essential to this project and will help the City of Philadelphia create a vibrant public space to be enjoyed for years to come.”

If you can’t make it out to the workshop (which is Saturday, noon to 3PM, at Bartram’s Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard), you can take a short survey over here to let your voice be heard on what you think can and should be done to the area. They’d love to hear it. But really, when have parks ever been a bad thing?