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FDR Park Welcome Center

Daniel J. Keating was selected as the general contractor for the brand-new Welcome Center at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park (FDR Park) in South Philadelphia. This project is an integral part of the exciting FDR Park Plan that will reimagine the 348-acre historic park.

Overall Cost / $13,500,000
Owner / Fairmount Park Conservancy & Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Architect / WRT
Project Status / Anticipated completion date of May 2024

The completed project will include the transformation of the existing stables into a 4,000 SF café and the creation of a 6,700 SF multi-purpose event space overlooking Pattison Lagoon that will include public restrooms, public courtyard with three food vendors, staffed information center for bike rentals and park permit sign-ups, and community event and meeting spaces. Additional improvements include restoration of the lagoon banks which will allow visitors to enjoy the water views from the Habitat Terrance. We are thrilled to be a part of this historic and impactful project that will create a new and improved park experience for visitors for years to come.