Joseph G. Brin, Architect & Writer

Portrait of a Neighborhood Park

In Environment & Infrastructure, Urban Space on June 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Cianfrani Park is a small, scruffy but much loved park in Philadelphia – small enough that you can sometimes take in a multi-stage theater of human activity.

The Cianfrani name has a connection to Henry “Buddy” Cianfrani, the late ex-state senator, who was convicted and served time on federal racketeering and mail-fraud charges. He had also scandalized the community by romancing a local newspaper reporter, a “source.” The park itself, though, is actually named in honor of his mother…

M1_Park plan dwg

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