Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park Accomplishments

What do the Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park do? The lists below describe the big ticket items that have been done or are ongoing. In addition, and probably this is our main accomplishment, we fight entropy! We help preserve and maintain the Park through actions that occur often behind the scenes. For examples, see Friends Fighting Entropy article here.


Current Projects:​

  • Design and install large signs to better identify the Park

  • Update the tree inventory

  • Obtain tree identification tags

  • Continue to lobby the city to install a Stop Sign and curb cuts at corner of 19th & Hamilton Streets. Pedestrian signs are up.


Recent Accomplishments:


Past Accomplishments

  • Matthias Baldwin birthday celebration December 6, 2018

  • Howl-oween 2018 on October 28: costumed dog parade

  • Successfully lobbied for crosswalk signs at 19th and Hamilton Streets, September 2018

  • Hosted "Parks on Tap" on June 6 – 10, 2018 and Friends of Baldwin Park picnic

  • Updated the Park brochure to include the website and membership form

  • Hosted a very successful and popular “Parks on Tap” on June 7 – 11, 2017

  • Installed a Doggie Bag Dispenser (2017)

  • Contacted the Department of Health to control the rodent problem in the park (2017)

  • Installed pamphlet dispensers for Baldwin Park brochure (2017)

  • Submitted signed petitions to city for installation of Stop Sign, crosswalk and curb cuts at corner of 19th & Hamilton Streets (2016)

  • Hosted Matthias Baldwin Park Rededication Ceremony May 19, 2016

  • Worked with Parks & Recreation on obtaining new benches, lighting and wall repair from the North X Northwest developers, Forest City Development and M&T Bank (2016)


Past Milestones:

  • 2018 Established Friends of Baldwin Park website 

  • 2012 Established Facebook Page for Matthias Baldwin Park

  • 2010 Lobbied City Hall to change park name to Matthias Baldwin Park

  • 2009 Obtained Pennsylvania Historic Marker for Matthias Baldwin Locomotive Works

  • 2007 Established the Friends of Franklin Town Park

Matthias Baldwin Park 

423 N 19th St 

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to preserve the Matthias Baldwin Park

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