Happy Hollow Playground

4800 Wayne Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Mr. E.W. Clark, a prominent Philadelphian, purchased five acres of former quarry land with the intention of making it a playground after a young child drowned in the quarry. He hired George T. Pearson, a well-known architect to design the main building known originally as the Quarry Playground House, completed in 1910. Mr. Clark's wife named the playground Happy Hollow.

The Clarks donated the state-of-the-art facility, to the Playground Association of Philadelphia.The opening of the Happy Hollow Playground was announced April 29, 1911. It is the city's oldest playground. Sitting on 4.2 acres, this recreation facility has a sports field, two basketball courts and two tennis courts.

District 8 - Councilwoman Cindy Bass

Happy Hollow (left) and Councilwoman Cindy Bass with Councilman Bobby Henon leading kids through martial
arts lessons.

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