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Our Projects

MTWB works with communities to plan and implement public space revitalization projects with a focus on youth engagement, stewardship building, green infrastructure and participatory design. We believe that community-based revitalization projects have a unique ability to bring people together and strengthen neighborhoods.

Vare Recreation Center

Vare Recreation Center is MTWB’s fourth and largest park project to date. Located at 26th and Morris Streets in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of South Philly, Vare has been a pivotal public space and home away from home for its community for over 100 years.  Starting in 2019, MTWB began laying the foundation for the...

Waterloo Playground

  In the heart of West Kensington, Waterloo Playground was reclaimed by the community in recent years after many years of neglect and deferred maintenance. The park is now regularly used by many, particularly youth. Despite this resurgence, the amenities neither meet the needs of the community nor the full programming potential of the site....

Smith Playground

Smith Playground is MTWB’s second park revitalization project that garnered the momentum generated through the Ralph Brooks Park Revitalization Project. Smith Playground comprises nearly 8-acres at 24th and Snyder Streets in South Philadelphia. Phase 1 of the project was completed in Spring 2016 and included retrofits and expansion of the existing Rec Building increasing the...

Ralph Brooks Park

MTWB’s first project at Ralph Brooks Park was a multi-faceted neighborhood revitalization project with a focus on providing a safe, engaging space for youth and adults in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. The rehabilitation and expansion of Ralph Brooks Park continues to serve as a catalyst and hub for neighborhood renewal and inter-generational engagement, both through...