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Friends of Titan Park

Titan Park is a neglected 70’s pocket park with a biker’s aesthetic: concrete paving, highway guardrails, and a circular pedestal that once held a motorcycle. The Collaborative helped residents develop a compelling, largely do-it-yourself plan for recreating the tiny park as a “green oasis.” A new arbor and trellis, plantings, and embellishments to the existing paving will add texture and shade to the park.

Volunteer Design Team

Alexandra Zahn

Landscape Architectural Designer

Kim Douglas

Landscape Architect, Registered
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Patrick Snoke

Cost Estimator

"The most rewarding part is to be able to help nonprofits take their program in the direction they want to go.”

C. Erickson and Sons, Inc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sarah Endriss

Landscape Architectural Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Titan Park: Conceptual Design for Revitalization
Sponsoring Nonprofit
Friends of Manton Street Park
108-110 Titan Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
South Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
Value of Pro Bono Services
Design Grant Completed
February 24, 2014
Tiny But Titanic
Titan Park is a remnant of a classic 70’s pocket park. It occupies less than 1,000 square feet at the corner of Titan and Howard Streets in South Philadelphia’s Pennsport...
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Making a Start at Reviving Two Parks
Most of our pro bono park plans get their start through local efforts to unleash the green and make room for good things to happen. Here are tales of two parks—Gold Star Park and...
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