Located on the 400 block of Catharine Street, Weccacoe Playground is central spot for recreation, fun, and greenery. Weccacoe Playground is one of the few playgrounds in Philadelphia with a full-size, professional tennis court. Anyone is welcome to play, and each summer there is a youth tennis league. The playground also houses the recreation center, which serves as QVNA’s office and a neighborhood meeting place for community activities, children’s events, and other meetings. The Friends of Weccacoe Playground is QVNA committee of volunteers who help make the playground a clean, green, and safe place for kids and adults.
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Weccacoe Playground Master Planning Documents
Friends of Weccacoe Playground and Queen Village Neighbors Association are recent recipients of a grant from the Community Design Collaborative to do Master Planning for a renovation of the Weccacoe Playground. The schematic improvement package appears below.
A key part of this process was to conduct a community survey to best understand the needs of residents. Below are key documents so far as we undertake this important process to update a vital community resource:
- Weccacoe Survey
- Weccacoe Input Meeting
- Weccacoe Survey Results – Demographics
- Weccacoe Survey Results – Voting
- Weccacoe Survey Results – Use, Likes, and Changes
- Weccacoe Survey Results – Comments
- Weccacoe First Task Force Meeting
- Weccacoe Planning Meeting Minutes
Reserve the Recreation Center
The recreation center community room in Weccacoe Playground is perfect for children’s birthday parties. The room is heated and air-conditioned and tables and chairs are provided. Bathrooms are down the hall. It costs $100 to rent the community room, $20 of which is a deposit that is returned if the room is left in order. Please note that Moon Bounces and DJays are not permitted (Department of Parks and Recreation regulations).
For further information and to reserve the room, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.