Philadelphia Union Foundation helps break ground at Fotterall Square park in North Philadelphia


On September 13, 2022, Mayor Kenney joined the Philadelphia Union Foundation, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, City officials and community members to celebrate the ground-breaking at Fotterall Square park in North Philadelphia.

The historic park has been the epicenter of community engagement for decades and a renovation is long overdue. This project has been made possible by the city of Philadelphia's Rebuild initiative, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and our partners at Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer who share our goal of creating 15 mini-pitches by 2026.

The new and improved Fotterall Square park will include:

  • Brand new playground
  • Upgrades to the existing basketball court
  • New soccer mini-pitch
  • Improvements to the pathway network
  • New pathway light fixtures for pedestrians
  • New central gathering space with benches
  • Improvement to two park entry points to allow for ADA access
  • New trees
  • New single-use bathroom facility

“We are delighted to break ground on another mini-pitch alongside our partners, the City of Philadelphia and EPYS,” said Paul Howard, Executive Director, Philadelphia Union Foundation. “The Philadelphia Union Foundation’s goal is to provide safe spaces for children to fall in love with soccer and with this new site coming to Fotterall Square, we are a step closer to achieving that dream.”

Construction of Fotterall Square is anticipated to be completed by spring of 2023.

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