People of the Park

July 3, 2023

People of the Park is a project that celebrates the stories of individuals who currently have an on going, personal connection with Tacony Creek Park in Philadelphia. This project reflects not only the rich backgrounds and heritages of the individuals featured, but also their special relationships with the park itself, and the many ways in which they spend time inside this beautifully biodiverse, urban green space.

In this video Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) and the People of the Park creative team from Olney Culture Lab of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia: Ambrose Liu (founder and project director) and Varissa McMickens Blair (project manager), Paola Nogueras (photography), Carolina Gomez (graphic design), and June Lopez (sound design) shares about the project’s origins and the process of developing this project.

People of the Park is a pilot engagement project that has been part of the Tacony Creek Park Master Plan process. TTF partnered with Olney Culture Lab on this unique, beautiful installation. The Master Plan was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, William Penn Foundation, and the Scattergood Foundation.