McCreesh Playground, located at 6744 Regent Street in the Mount Moriah District of Southwest Philadelphia, contains an old roller hockey rink that is no longer being used as intended. In fact, local skaters, neighbors, and concerned parents approached McCreesh Recreation Supervisor, Tim King in early 2010, about the possibility of turning the space into a skatepark.
In March of 2010, the Advisory Council of McCreesh Playground and the Southwest Concerned Citizens (SWCC), discussed the possibility of building a skatepark in this location and the idea was met with almost unanimous support.
Back in 2010, local skaters and neighbors approached the Site Supervisor at the McCreesh Playground in the Mount Moriah District of Southwest Philadelphia about the possibility of turning an old hockey rink space into a skatepark. After a tremendous collaboration between locals and skaters from across the city that involved numerous community meetings and fundraisers, five permanent obstacles were built on the site just in time for Go Skate Day 2011.
In 2016, the dream of a full on skatepark was realized as McCreesh Skatepark officially opened with a diverse set of features. The park’s long, winding S spine sets it apart from any other park in the city.
- Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
- Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
- Arment Concrete