Waterloo Playground

Waterloo Playground

Waterloo was reclaimed by the community after many years of neglect & deferred maintenance. MTWB & partners worked with City agencies & the local community to re-envision this space for decades of use. Engagement activities have included monthly community meetings, Youth Project Team programming, and technical support for the Waterloo Advisory Council.

Court + Mural

Working with Mural Arts artist Carlos Rosa & Project Backboard, Waterloo has Philadelphia’s first basketball court surface mural.

Rec Building

Various enhancements to Rec Center Building to make it even more useful for the community.


A series of hands-on building days with Tiny WPA, where residents learned basic carpentry skills.
Picture of RBP Basketball Courts Before Construction
New RBP play structures after construction
Over 30 students participated in the Waterloo Youth Project Team between 2016 - 2018
First project in Philadelphia to feature surface basketball court murals, working in partnership with Mural Arts Program, artist Carlos Rosa, SealMaster, and Project Backboard
of the park’s visitors are children 12 and under, 37% teens, 16% adults, and 3% seniors
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