Venice Island Community Center

Work will soon begin on the long awaited facelift of the Venice Island Recreation Center in Manayunk.  The Philadelphia Water Department recently awarded a general contract on the $45 million transformation of the underused playground to Keating Construction.  The current plan for the center will replace the old swimming pool with a sprayground, create a 250-seat performing arts space, upgrade athletics courts and include 195 parking spaces.
A key feature is a sewage overflow storage tank needed for storm-water management on the flood prone strip of land between Manayunk Canal and the Schuylkill River. The center will more likely serve more as a civic performance space than a playground for kinds.

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