ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Campbell Park, Philadelphia

Updated on April 4, 2007

Campbell Square

Campbell Square is located at the corner of Allegheny Avenue & Belgrade Avenue. It is a 3 acre park that lies in the heart of the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia. Established in the late 1800's as Allegheny Square, and then renamed in 1959 as Campbell Square, this charming passive park remains the central public gathering place for the community. Campbell Square is literally 5 minutes from City Hall via I-95, as it is just 4 blocks west of the highway. It also can be easily reached by bus, subway, or bike. Campbell Square is owned by the City and under the management of the Department of Recreation. FYI: Public parks in Philadelphia are generally under either the Fairmount Park system or the Department of Recreation.

Remember to NEVER VISIT THE PARK AFTER DARK, and to try not to visit the park alone. Always think SAFETY COMES FRIST and your will be able to have an enjoyable time and stay out of harms way.

Friends of Campbell Square

The Friends of Campbell Square (FOCS) is a not-for-profit group composed of community volunteers, that was established in late 1999 by five neighbors. Their mission is as follows: "We are dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the oldest public square in Port Richmond for the benefit of the entire community and future generations." FOCS cleans (picks up trash) and cares for trees, gardens, and turf. They also organize outdoor summer and holiday events.

Starting in 1999, FOCS volunteers reclaimed a neglected zone and transformed it back into a community treasure. In 2002 FOCS started bringing outdoor summer music and movie events and Halloween and Christmas celebrations to the community. In late 2002, after a few years of establishing a solid track record, the Friends of Campbell Square (FOCS) were awarded a competitive Partnership Park grant from Philadelphia Green through the William Penn Foundation. They used the grant to upgrade the park and build FOCS's capacity. This grant period coincided with major park renovations funded by the state's Department of Conservation or Natural Resources (DCNR) and the city for 14 neighborhood city parks.

On of the most visible projects that came out of this period is the new archway. This public art sculpture was commisioned by FOCS and designed and forged by Warren Holzman. The many scenes that are embedded within the arch's design illustrate the history, values, memories and aspirations of the Port Richmond neighborhood. Nearly a half million dollars have been invested in Campbell Square since FOCS was established. These monies came from multiple sources and were coordinated in a sustainable and cohesive way, thanks to many dedicated people and the stewardship of FOCS. In 2005 FOCS expanded the summer series for three months of "SUMMER FUN" so families, seniors and everyone can have a great place to go.


FOCS hosts weekly "Community in the Park" nights on Monday, 6:30-7:30 PM June-Oct and many weekends. For more information on Campbell park and on FOCS visit or contact Mickey Flaville at 215-739-5067.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)