The FDR Park Plan offers a once-in-a generation opportunity to reimagine a historic Olmsted Park to serve 21st century Philadelphians.
In 2018 and 2019, planning experts took a close look and found that without intervention, FDR Park would be underwater in the hotter, wetter future Philadelphia faces. That’s why the FDR Park Plan uses nature-based solutions so that the entire park can become a critical piece of civic, public health, and ecological infrastructure in the face of a changing climate.
The FDR Park Plan calls for a park that balances nature, water, and human activity. The plan is organized into two zones: 1) an Ecological Core that manages water, connects parks users to nature, and provides critical native habitat and wildlife; and 2) an Urban Edge, where new amenities such as signature playgrounds and state-of-the-art athletic fields offer exciting recreational activities for everyone.
We invite you to take an interactive tour of the FDR Park Plan to understand what recreation and nature-based amenities and features are in store. Check out our Virtual Tour of FDR Park Guide below, or get the full experience by viewing the guide in a separate window here.
Want to learn more about the FDR Park Plan in 2022? Save the date for our FDR Park Virtual Open House on January 20, 2022. Register here.