Community Spotlights

Remembering David Montgomery and his dedication to bring Philly’s parks to life

by Fairmount Park Conservancy on May 8, 2019

Fairmount Park Conservancy joins Philadelphia and its non-profit community in mourning the loss of David Montgomery, a fixture of the Philadelphia Phillies and a long-time champion of Philadelphia’s parks

We had the recent honor of recognizing David’s decades of service to Philadelphia at our 12th Annual Centennial Celebration, where his wife Lyn Montgomery accepted the award for Civic Leadership on his behalf.

Each year Fairmount Park Conservancy honors a group of individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that our parks have a positive impact on our city and the Greater Philadelphia region – David’s support of Philadelphia through his work with the Phillies was a true testament to this.

Growing up in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, Montgomery was a life-long Philadelphian. He spent his childhood playing baseball at Daisy Field in Wissahickon Valley Park, which was recently renamed David P. Montgomery Field during a ceremony attended by hundreds of Phillies fans, family, and friends.

Fairmount Park Conservancy is grateful for David’s leadership and commitment to Philadelphia. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family. He will be sincerely missed.

Lyn Montgomery accepted the Centennial Award for Civic Leadership on behalf of David Montgomery at this year’s 12th Annual Centennial Celebration.