PHS’s landscape designers and planners design new gardens, restore parks, plan and design green stormwater infrastructure, and create temporary landscapes in Philadelphia’s Center City, its neighborhoods, and throughout the region. PHS partners with city agencies, non-profits and community groups to accomplish this work.
With Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, PHS landscape architects are renovating six city parks to both update the recreation equipment and improve sustainability. These range from the 40-acre Wissinoming Park to the modestly scaled quarter-acre Weccacoe Playground in Queen Village. PHS planners and designers work with the Philadelphia Water Department to do neighborhood-scaled studies to find appropriate locations for green stormwater infrastructure, and prepare conceptual designs.
PHS is also currently working with the 22nd and Market Memorial Park Committee to create a landscape design that incorporates a public art component by artist Barbara Fox, and sensitively honors the lives lost at the site of the 2013 tragic building collapse.