Dough Boy Park Complete At 2nd And Spring Garden

Photo: Nathaniel Popkin

Dough Boy Park, which serves as a gateway entrance into the Northern Liberties, has been renovated. Designed by DIGSAU Architects, the new park provides seating, a cobblestone path, and a stormwater swale (with a sweet little, perhaps largely symbolic bridge). The design is meant to enforce a connection between the neighborhood and the Spring Garden El stop and the Delaware River.

For our earlier report on the park’s history and renovation, click HERE.

About the author

Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin’s latest book is the novel Lion and Leopard (The Head and The Hand Press). He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) and The Possible City (Camino Books). He is senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” and the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine. Popkin's literary criticism appears in the Wall Street Journal, Public Books, The Kenyon Review, and The Millions. He is writer-in-residence of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.



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