131. Daniel E. Rumph II Rec Center / Mallery Playground / Carpenter Park

04 rumphThis neighborhood park in Germantown, attached to a rec center, appears to have three names.  Daniel E. Rumph, II, sadly, was a local teen who, according to news reports, was a local teen who went into sudden cardiac arrest in 2005 while playing basketball.  After his death, his family worked to get defibrillators installed in many Philly rec centers.  Today, there are two playgrounds at the rec center.  There’s a toddler one to the north (which we didn’t have a chance to visit) and one for bigger kids to the south.  Zora most enjoyed the retro rainbow climber.  The playground was nice, but the basketball court was the apparent real draw, with many more patrons than the playground when we were there on a mild summer Sunday.

carpenterpark4 carpenterpark3 carpenterpark2 carpenterpark1Philly Playground Project review (visited 8/7/2010)

Visited: July 2014

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