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Creative and innovative Parklet will create a unique destination in Logan for Philadelphia to enjoy!

The time is now.

The Logan community is full of people and streets but lacks creative spaces for people to enjoy.  Pedestrian traffic is an agent of positive change for both community and economic strength.  Bringing a parklet to Logan will support positive interactions and create a public space for neighborhood enjoyment.

Let’s build together.

The Logan Parklet has already been selected as part of Philadelphia’s Mayor Office of Transportation Parklet Pilot Program.  Your help in making this vision a reality will ensure more urban neighborhoods have opportunities for creative place-making.  In a neighborhood with a lack of quality public space, this parklet could be a game changer. 

Cut above the rest.

Why this project you ask?  The Logan Parklet is unique in both location and concept.  Parklets are commonly found on a strong commercial corridor, typically sited in front of a business like a restaurant of coffee shop.  Our plan is different.  We have proposed a site in front of our local Logan branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  The site allows for collaboration with the library and the opportunity to expand the manner in which parklets are used.  The Logan Parklet is flexible, designed to encourage and support activities including (but not limited to): reading, resting, conversing, eating, viewing, and performing.  This will create many new opportunities in Logan.

Logan Parklet design with the three activity areas.
Logan Parklet design with the three activity areas.

Our talented PhilaNOMA design team has created a compelling vision for our parklet to be able to support many activities in three distinct areas.  The first is more informal and has seating to accommodate people off all ages and sizes, perfect for public storytelling, lounging with friends, or enjoying a moment to people watch.  The second area is an open area with a grate behind to act as a backdrop or staging area.  It can support impromptu performances, an addition of a screen for projecting, extra space for visitors in wheelchairs who need more space to maneuver, and in its downtime, the floor is painted with chalkboard paint to spark creativity that can continue on the sidewalk.  The third space features more formal seating, with round tables and booths for activities like eating your lunch, enjoying a cup of coffee with friends, meetings, or playing games like dominoes or chess with neighbors.  The Logan Parklet is truly versatile and will compact many activities into an efficient space for community use.

We need YOU.

The City’s Parklet Program awarded us enough to get the party started.  So far, we have begun the design phase with talented local architects. To bring their plan to fruition, we need inspired people who share our desire for change.  To have the Logan Parklet open to the public this summer requires your generosity.  With your pledge, we will cover the costs of materials and construction for a September opening. Every little bit helps, please give whatever you can!

Logan CDC Says “Thanks!”

Logan Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 in the Logan neighborhood of Northern Philadelphia.  In action since 2008, our mission is to enhance the quality of life for residents and businesses through transformative community and economic development.  Our programs and outreach are focused on community engagement and organizing, comprehensive commercial corridor revitalization working alongside local businesses, and real estate development to shape a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood for people to live, work and play.

FAQ

  • Absolutely! The Logan Parklet is open to the public and all programming provided will be free of charge. Once construction is complete the schedule of weekly events will be available on Logan CDC's website, the Free Library Logan Branch, and on the Parklet itself. Make sure to come visit!

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  • YES! Logan CDC is a non-profit organization. All donations of cash and services to the Logan Community Development Corporation, an IRS- designated 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, are tax deductible to the extend allowed by law. All pledge amounts will be tax deductible minus the worth of the gift, which will be solely based on production cost. Once this KICKSTARTER is complete, Logan CDC will mail you a Donation Acknowledgement Letter for your records with your gifts.

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    Every bit matters! You will receive acknowledgement of our supreme gratitude on the Logan CDC Facebook page (we will also shout it across the rooftops of Philly)!

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    Do what you can! You will receive our online love as well via the Logan CDC Facebook page where your generosity will be eternally preserved via the web and a Thank You Postcard in the mail from Logan CDC featuring the Parklet Logo.

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    Let's get it started! You will received a lovely Facebook acknowledgement, the personal thanks on a Logan Parklet Postcard delivered to your door, and a fun and handy Logan Parklet Tote Bag to share in the summer festivities!

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    Give and you shall receive! For your generosity you will also be honored as a treasured philanthropist on Logan CDC's Facebook page (to receive all the adoration of a Like) to go along with your warm fuzzies inside. We will also bestow upon you the trendy Logan Parklet Tote Bag holding the hand signed Thank You Postcard and a Limited Print of the Architects Final Design for you to brag to friends about your achievements!

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    It keeps getting better! We will exalt your giving spirit on the Logan CDC Facebook Page to start. Then you will get the ultra fab Parklet Postcard and Final Print of the Design. Last, but never least you and your family will be treated to a VIP kick off event for the Movies in the Park to be scheduled at the Parklet!

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    Come join along! We will sing your praises on the Logan CDC Facebook Page for the world to see. You will also receive the Parklet Postcard and Limited Print of the Final Design to show so everyone knows what cool projects you work on. And there's more... we want to party with you! You will also get a pair of tickets to Logan In Full Bloom, our annual fundraiser, where we will acknowledge your support!

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    You get what you give! You will be an online celebrity from the gratitude we will send you via the Logan CDC Facebook page. You will get the Parklet Tote Bag filled with your hand written Parklet Postcard and the Limited Edition Print of the Final Design. Now drumroll please... for thanks in your major support of this project you will get a Party on the Parklet. Logan CDC will close the parklet to the public for up to 3 hours for you to plan and host your own event. Your guests will be ah-mazed at your trendy and hip venue!

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    And the gifts keep coming! Legendary super hero status will be yours on the Logan CDC Facebook page. We will also send you the handy Logan Parklet Tote Bag with a hand written Thank You Postcard. Then you will received a custom designed coffe table book commemorating the inaugural year of the parklet featuring images of the process, focus groups, design process, construction, and documenting the first summer of the Logan Parklet! People love art and design philanthropists ;)

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