Washington Square Beautification

With funds provided by the community as well as the residents and businesses around the square, the Society Hill Civic Association and its volunteers help keep Washington Square beautiful for visitors and residents. Washington Square is part of the Independence National Historical Park (INHP). Working with INHP, volunteers from SHCA support and help maintain the Square through fundraising, clean-ups, and spring plantings. Over the years, SCHA has worked with INHP to refurbish the fountain and to restore the guard houses. In 2016, SHCA, in cooperation with INHP, and with the donated design services of landscape architectural firm The Olin Studio, totally rehabilitated the landscaping around the memorial and the fountain areas. This project was supported by funds raised by the Society Hill Preservation Foundation.

Chair: Sissie Lipton

The Washington Square Affair

Spring is here but you’ll have to wait another year for the next Washington Square Affair.  Scheduled for June 6, 2018, the event will once again be a tented affair to benefit Washington Square Park.   A new committee has been formed and Joan Tropp, long time SHCA member and block coordinator, has been named chair.    We hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible contribution.  Your generosity will ensure that maintenance and beautification of the park will continue.  Please donate today.




A reminder that the trash pick-up this week is delayed 1 day due to the Eagles Super Bowl Parade.