After years of planning and research, Mayor Michael Nutter officiated at the formal dedication of the Discovery Center on the edge of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood. The National Audubon Society along with Outward Bound Philadelphia, have joined forces and formed the East Park Leadership and Conservation Center (EPLACC), a Pennsylvania non-profit organization for the purpose of providing the center and preserving the site’s lake, which is a major stop-over for migratory birds, as a wildlife sanctuary. When complete, the Discovery Center will provide leadership and environmental education for the children of Philadelphia, as well as stewarding the preservation of this unique wildlife habitat.
Ground Reconsidered, along with Hillworks are designing the landscape for the site. Look for updates from us in the near future as the project develops.