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Build Your Own Play at FDR Park

Help design and build a new play space for the FDR Park Clubhouse Lawn!


Saturday, May 21, 2022


10:00am - 1:00pm


FDR Park Clubhouse
1954 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

What do you want to see at our FDR Park pop-up playground? Do you want a space to climb? How about a place to slide, roll or bounce? Do you want an area where you can regularly build your own forts or play with sticks and mud? Come to Saturday’s workshop to actually ‘build’ and test your ideas with drills, wood, and all sorts of fun materials.

Join us for our second community workshop with Tiny WPA to help build picnic tables and contribute feedback on initial designs for a future pop-up playground for the FDR Park Clubhouse Lawn.


  • Learn how to use basic tools
  • All ages encouraged!
  • No experience necessary
  • Snacks will be provided
  • There are nearby bathrooms in the Clubhouse.

Community builds for the final play space design will occur in early July 2022.
The pop-up playground will be up for a year while FDR Park’s new permanent playground is built.

TICKET PRICES: This event is FREE and open to the public.

PARKING: there is plenty of free parking in the park. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car! 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:  By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:

  • Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event.
  • Please bring a mask. We encourage you to wear it if you’re in proximity to others.
  • If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home.

If Philadelphia’s parks make a difference in your life – consider becoming a member of Fairmount Park Conservancy and help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are enhanced for generations to come. PLUS members register first for events and enjoy discounts on park experiences including Treetop Quest, Shofuso and more!