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Creating a Place for ALL Kids to Play – Now and in the Future

Smith Memorial Playground
  • Renovation/Restoration/Masterplan
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 50,000 SF
With the goal to make it more user-friendly and restore deteriorating facets, NorthStar was the owners representative for three phases of the Smith Memorial Playground project. The first phase included a completely new handicap-accessible playground, including the renovation of the historic Victorian giant wooden slide. The second phase consisted of a new “Swing Set Pod” play area and finally, NorthStar crafted a Master Plan including a cost estimate to map out long term growth and maintenance of the facility. From assisting with fundraising collateral materials to managing the coordination between Smith, the City of Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Commission, NorthStar was a key player in making Smith Memorial’s vision a reality.