114. Panati Recreation Center

panatiOn children of the neighborhood surround Panati Rec Center, you totally deserve better.  Near the hulking shell of an abandoned factory (or two), is this small rec center.  It’s brightly painted–much like the Fishtown Rec Center–but is full of litter and needs a hug.  It has a few pieces of equipment, but nothing very exciting.  Sadly, there are places where equipment previously existed but now only their shadows remain on their rubberized mats.  The rec center has the logo of the Allegheny West Foundation.  I don’t know much about this local CDC, but I’m rooting for you guys.

PS.  Vincent G. Panati, according to a little Googling, was a lawyer who served as the Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue, and died of pneumonia in 1958.

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