About Matthias Baldwin Park 39°57'41"N 75°10'8"W
423 North 19th Street
Commissioned in 1981, the Park was designed as an environmental sculpture, a two-acre landscape designed by world renowned artist Athena Tacha, and completed in 1991.
Immediately noticed is the large oval center that is cut into curvy wedge terraces which rise from 6 inches to 7 feet. Planted with masses of perennials and low maintenance shrubs, large waves of color and shape create an urban meadow that flows into the 9 clusters of large vertical rock formations. Ringing the terraces are trees that add interest at every season. An historical marker honoring Matthias Baldwin and his locomotive works stands in the northwest corner of the Park. (His factory was immediately to the east of the Park site.) More here...
Matthias Baldwin Park is a property of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, supported and stewarded by the Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park.