Mt. Airy neighborhood, Philadelphia, PA
Lovett Library in the Mt. Airy Neighborhood of Philadelphia has long been a community hub, but the extensive grounds had largely been overlooked and underused. Working in partnership with The Community Design Collaborative, Hinge Collective developed a vision for this space that captured the attention of civic leaders and has made it the focus larger planning initiatives, including Reimagining Civic Commons which has identified this site as one of 5 model projects to “unlock the latent value in key Philadelphia Neighborhoods”. Lovett Library Park was developed through a community engagement process that identified critical needs for nature based play environments, event space and outdoor venues for community gatherings of all kinds.