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Work underway at Hedge Street park

A day at the park: New playground equipment will be installed this month. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO

Work is progressing at Frankford’s small Hedge Street park, and new playground equipment will be installed later this month, said Kimberly Washington, executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation.

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The Hedge Street park is one of the small properties the Frankford Parks Group has been working to improve over the past few years. Two of the others — Wilmot Street Park and a community garden at Tackawanna and Meadow streets — will be the focus of the group’s efforts during the citywide cleanup on April 5. During their March 25 meeting at CDC headquarters on the 4900 block of Griscom Street, members also talked about plans to create a “pop up garden” at 4671–73 Paul St.

Washington said designs for the garden on the city-owned land, which Parks Group members want to turn into a permanent park, should be completed by July, but work won’t begin right away. She said the organization will get design help from the Community Design Collaborative, and neighbors need to put their heads together to offer suggestions on what they’d like to see at the park.

The organization will meet next at 6 p.m. on April 29 at the CDC.

Over the summer, the group hopes to have activities on the property, and could use folding tables and chairs. Anyone who can donate them should call Washington at 215–743–6580.

Tony Smith, the Parks Group’s president, said the organization plans to work on improving their target sites during Love Your Park Week, May 10 to May 17. ••

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