Grounds of former Tolentine Center being cleaned up, already looking more accessible

Since the former Tolentine Community Center at 1025 Mifflin St. is being prepped for a new start, it was only a matter of time before changes started to occur.

Photo from the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association on Facebook.

Now that the city’s Parks and Recreation is in charge of the building, some of the shrubbery that has blocked off the view of the center for so long has been removed, making it look more open and accessible than ever.

While a lot of those plants have been removed, there’s no word yet on what will happen to the fence surrounding the center. Even if the fence remains, the center now looks a lot more accessible than it has in a long time with not as many over-grown bushes.

Since Tolentine’s lease was not renewed, Parks and Recreation is taking over and planning to keep the portions of the center that were useful to the community, along with adding some more programming. The after-school program for children is one of the first to be restored. It will begin on October 19. You can read more about their plans for the center here

Parks and recreation was at 1025 Mifflin (former Tolentine community center) yesterday cleaning up the grounds. Already looking better!

Posted by East Passyunk Crossing Civic on Friday, September 18, 2015

If you’d like to voice your opinion on the future programming here, there is a meeting being held on Wednesday, September 23 at the former Tolentine Center at 1025 Mifflin St. at 7 p.m.

There’s still much more to happen before the center is fully functional again, but what do you think of these improvements to the greenery outside of the center?