Herron Playground

Intro
The stormwater management improvements in Herron playground help to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that enters into the combined sewer system, leading to healthier waters. The improvements also lead to better park amenities for the neighborhood.
Project Description

Herron Playground, a city-owned facility managed by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R), is located in a neighborhood served by a combined sewer system. Philadelphia Water collaborated with PP&R and the City’s Capital Program Office to design and construct an infiltration system as part of an overall reconstruction of the playground to manage both on-site and off-site runoff from the adjacent streets. The existing basketball court was reconstructed and resurfaced with porous asphalt. A subsurface infiltration system was installed beneath the basketball court area to manage stormwater runoff from portions of Earp Street. and American Street. The total area managed is approximately 13,000 square feet.

Herron Playground, a city-owned facility managed by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R), is located in a neighborhood served by a combined sewer system. Philadelphia Water collaborated with PP&R and the City’s Capital Program Office to design and construct an infiltration system as part of an overall reconstruction of the playground to manage both on-site and off-site runoff from the adjacent streets. The existing basketball court was reconstructed and resurfaced with porous asphalt. A subsurface infiltration system was installed beneath the basketball court area to manage stormwater runoff from portions of Earp Street. and American Street. The total area managed is approximately 13,000 square feet.

Herron Playground, a city-owned facility managed by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R), is located in a neighborhood served by a combined sewer system. Philadelphia Water collaborated with PP&R and the City’s Capital Program Office to design and construct an infiltration system as part of an overall reconstruction of the playground to manage both on-site and off-site runoff from the adjacent streets. The existing basketball court was reconstructed and resurfaced with porous asphalt. A subsurface infiltration system was installed beneath the basketball court area to manage stormwater runoff from portions of Earp Street. and American Street. The total area managed is approximately 13,000 square feet.

Watershed Issues Addressed
Stormwater Management

Location

LatLon
39.93069658587071,-75.14873420358262
Watershed
Address
250 Reed Street, Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood
Pennsport - Queen Village
Lead Agency
Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation
Partners
Philadelphia Water
Department of Public Property
Status
Complete