The Spring Garden Civic Association (SGCA) is a non-profit community-based organization operated by a group of neighborhood volunteers committed to preserving a high quality of life for all residents. We are dedicated to ensuring the integrity of our historic community through...

  • Redeveloping blighted areas and guiding re-development and new construction projects in a manner that is sensitive to our neighborhood's Victorian heritage and Historic District standards
  • Maintaining clean, safe, and attractive tree-lined streets, and well-kept family playgrounds and community gardens
  • Keeping members informed of happenings around the neighborhood and City through a combination of general meetings, email alerts/notices, and periodic newsletters
  • Supporting vibrant commercial corridors and residential areas
  • Fostering well-being, inclusiveness, and diversity throughout our community

Our neighborhood is located between Spring Garden Street and Fairmount Avenue, and between Broad Street and Pennsylvania Avenue/Fairmount Park.  The area was the City's original Victorian neighborhood and was first developed for homes for the newly emerging class of well-to-do industrialists in the mid-to-late 19th century. 

Virtually the entire neighborhood has been designated as a City of Philadelphia Historic District.  

We are bordered by major cultural institutions, including the Community College of Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, and the Rodin Museum.