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Earth Day Planting 2013 at Bache Martin

Earth Day Planting 2013 at Bache Martin

Corinthian Garden Groundbreaking

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke and Philadelphia Councilman William Greenlee help 3rd grade students from Bach Martin Elementary School break ground on Fairmount's newest park, The Corinthian Gardens.

Spring Gardening
City view from the Garden
Garden Volunteers

Garden volunteers during an April work day.

New Topsoil

Adding thousands of pounds of topsoil to the site for future gardens.

Moving Stone

Worker levels out the stone in what will eventually become a sandbox.

Summer Fun
Front End Loader

Worker removes top layer of soil for new plants.

Corinthian Gardens Construction Captains

Corinthian Gardens Construction Captains

Welcome To The Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary Park

Eastern State Penitentiary Park was established in 1996 by local residents as a green space for the enjoyment of the local community and a recreation area for the students of Bache-Martin Elementary School. Its area encompasses the two parcels of land adjacent to the historic Eastern State Penitentiary across from the Bache-Martin Elementary School, along the 2100 block of Brown Street and the 700 Block of Corinthian Avenue.

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Park Photo Galleries

16th Annual Great Eastern State Breakout Race & Kids Fun Run
Corinthian Gardens Construction Captains
Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Corinthian Gardens – September 2013
2013 Urban Beach Party
Earth Day Activities at Corinthian Gardens
Earth Day 2013 Planting at Bache Martin
April 6 & 7 Planting Day
March 2013 Garden Volunteer Cleaning and Planting Day
1994 – 1998
14th Annual Breakout Run