Mann Rivera Project

Mann Older Adult Center & Rivera Recreation Center

Mann Rivera Renovation Project

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Rebuild Philadelphia

Rebuild is a multi-year program of up to $500 million to revitalize neighborhood parks, recreation centers, playgrounds, and libraries across Philadelphia. Rebuild has three components: physical improvements to community facilities, community engagement and empowerment, and creating economic opportunity. While addressing the physical needs of parks, recreation centers and libraries was the first goal of Rebuild, it became clear that the process of making capital investments will present an unprecedented opportunity to support residents as change makers in their communities, to connect more Philadelphians with family-sustaining jobs, and to help minority and women-owned businesses grow. Through a completive process non-profit organization will be chosen to participate as the project user and developer of selected site.

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HACE has been chosen as the project user for the Rivera and Mann Older Adult Center project. The renovations of the Rivera and Mann Older Adult Center further the community revitalization outlined in HACE 2025 “Good Lands” Neighborhood Plan.

Rivera Recreation and Mann Older Adult Center

This project is a $10M, three-phase renovation project is made possible through collaboration between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Office of Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez.  Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez provided more than $2 million for the first phase of improvements which include new ADA-approved playgrounds for both younger and older age children, an updated outdoor basketball court, and a community garden designed to accommodate seniors who frequent the Mann Older Adult Center. Phase one renovations are scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.

“Updating this recreation center will help us better serve some of the most vulnerable people in North Philadelphia – our beloved children and seniors,” said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell. “I am grateful for our partnership with Councilwoman Sanchez which will help us rebuild this public asset.”

Renovations will also be done throughout both the interior and exterior of the building.  The Mann Older Adult Center will be relocated into the ground floor of the current recreation center, moving Rivera programming to the northern side of the building. The north side of the facility will have active recreation amenities including playgrounds, basketball and handball courts, and a new splash-pad style sprayground.

The current playground and kids spray-shower space on the south side of the building will be converted into recreational space with a community garden, outdoor fitness equipment, as well as a casita and patio.

Additional renovations in subsequent phases of the project will include internal and external building modifications, a new HVAC system, turf soccer and football fields, site furniture, an ADA ramp and stair improvements along 5th Street.


Location/Site Description

The Property is comprised of one tax parcel located along North 5th Street between West Allegheny Avenue and West Westmoreland Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The address is 3201 N 5th St. The location of the Property is depicted in Figure 1 (Site Location Map). The City of Philadelphia government online database provides the following information:

  • The Owner of the parcel is the City of Philadelphia;
  • The Office of Property Assessment (OPA) account number is 786672100;
  • The land area is 220,337 square feet (5.08 acres);
  • The Property is zoned as SP-PO-A: Recreation;


Figure 1: 3201 North 5th Street


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