In addition to our ongoing efforts, as opportunities or needs arise, the Friends of Cloverly Park undertakes special projects to improve the park:
Our current project:
Since spring 2016, with gardeners from the Old Tennis Court Garden and other park neighbors, we have been leading an effort to protect the Old Tennis Court Farm, the community garden adjacent to the park, once part of the original Cloverly estate that belonged to the Clark family. Learn more
From 1993 to 1995, we worked with the Fairmount Park Commission to install the bollard, design the play areas, prune existing trees and plant trees, and create gardens in the Wissahickon and School House entrance. The results were so dramatic that we formally rededicated the park.
In 2005, we were selected by Fairmount Park for a Growing the Neighborhood award. With a budget of $20,000 and thousands of volunteer hours, we installed 1,000 linear feet of metal fencing around garden areas; rebuilt the brick entrance at Winona and Laurens; created a dense green buffer between park and neighboring residences; replaced the old youth swing; tended our mature trees and planted new ones. As a follow-up, with funds from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Post Brothers Realty, and the park’s friends, we installed new metal benches throughout the park.
(To read more about these past efforts, see “Cloverly Park: What Dedicated Neighbors Can Accomplish.”)