Mann Rivera Project

Rivera Recreation & Mann Older Adult Renovation Project

Project at a Glance

Expected Completion & Grand Opening
Fall 2022

Construction Started
May 3, 2021

Expected Timeline
18 months

Project Total Budget

CAT Updates

Community Action Team

The Community Action Team (CAT) meets on Tuesdays at 3:00pm.

The CAT is scheduling Story Circles
in Summer 2021 to elevate resident voices and cultivate a programming plan that weaves together local values and priorities.

Stay informed by enrolling for recurring communications here:

Monthly Community Meetings

HACE holds Monthly Community Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm via Zoom, where will have periodic updates about this project. All are welcome! Please contact Stasia to register.


Rebuild Philadelphia

Rebuild Philadelphia is a multi-year program of up to $500 million to revitalize neighborhood parks, recreation centers, playgrounds, and libraries across Philadelphia.

Rebuild has 3 components: physical improvements to community facilities, community engagement and empowerment, and creating economic opportunity.

Project Status


Project Overview

This $15M comprehensive renovation project is made possible through collaboration of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Office of Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez. Improvements will serve the interior & exterior, including a common entrance for Rivera Recreation & Mann Older Adult Centers to promote intergenerational cohesion. Mann Center’s improved facilities will support senior food programs, games, arts and cultural programming, and fitness equipment. Recreational amenities will include indoor/outdoor fitness areas, afterschool programs, boxing, karate, and more. Outdoor amenities will include a community garden and improved sports fields/courts. Additional renovations include a new HVAC system, site furniture, and full ADA access. These improvements will be amplified by a $103,000 public art installation along the perimeter wall, made possible by Percent for Art.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

DATE: March 17, 2021

Community Engagement

HACE and Just ACT have partnered to facilitate a community-led engagement process parallel to ReBuild at Rivera Recreation & Mann Older Adult Centers.

The Community Action Team (CAT) is a small committee of neighbors and stakeholders who are steering engagement for this project. The CAT meets on Tuesdays at 3:00pm. If you are curious about joining this committee, please contact Stasia to learn more.

Curious about joining this committee?
Contact Stasia Monteiro to learn more:

Stasia Monteiro, NAC Program Director
(215) 426-8025 x3011

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