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. Engaging an interdisciplinary design team including Interface Studio Architects, Roofmeadow, Studio Ludo and Spaces for Childhood; MTWB, and partners are working with City agencies and the local community to re-envision this space for decades of future use. The design work builds on the success of the Community Design Collaborative’s Infill Playspaces competition that featured Waterloo as a subject site. Engagement activities at this site have included monthly community meetings, Youth Project Team programming, technical support for the newly established Waterloo Playground Advisory Council, and a series of hands-on building days with Public Workshop, where residents learn basic carpentry skills that will allow them to fulfill short-term community needs (e.g. seating, signage and storage). Working with the Mural Arts Program, Artist Carlos “Calo” Rosa and Project Backboard, Waterloo will also house Philadelphia’s first two basketball court surface murals. Waterloo Playground officially broke ground for phase 1 of construction in June 2018 and phase 2 is slated for later this year.