Parkside Edge – Phase II

Parkside Edge is a transformative project that aims to beautify the edge of Parkside Avenue in Philadelphia and create safe pedestrian and community connections to West Fairmount Park. Langan provided multidisciplinary services for Phase II of the project, which included improvements to a block of parkland situated between the Please Touch Museum, Welsh Foundation, and a residential neighborhood. The block was identified as a critical connective piece that provides opportunities for public programming, gatherings, and a pedestrian link to the museum and surrounding areas. Langan’s landscape improvements included an outdoor gathering space with granite block seating, an axial path leading to the museum, trees and plant beds, site furnishings, and site lighting.