Water Tower Recreation Center

Water Tower Recreation Center
209 E. Hartwell Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Water Tower Recreation Center, located in the heart of Chestnut Hill, has been home to a DIY skate spot for several years now.  Recognizing a more vibrant use for the otherwise empy blacktop on the southeast edge of the park, local skaters have been frequenting this location, building their own obstacles for the space out of wood and recycled materials.  Building off of this existing use, FPSF is working closely with the Parks and Recreation Department to further explore the feasibility of creating permanent skatespace in this location.  We are currently in the Community Advocacy phase of development and will continte to update and plans progress. 

The design featured above was created by FPSF in concert with several local Chestnut HIll skaters and represents a conceptual view of the space.  If this project moves forward, we will continue to update and fine-tune the design with additional input from the skate community.