SPRING GARDEN COMMUNITY
The Spring Garden neighborhood is located between the Spring Garden Street and Fairmount Avenue Commercial Corridors, from Broad Street to Pennsylvania Avenue/Fairmount Park.
We host, and are bordered by, a number of major educational & cultural institutions, including Community College of Philadelphia, Julia R. Masterman School, Franklin Learning Center, Ben Franklin High School, Science Leadership Academy, Laura Wheeler Waring Public School, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Perelman Building, Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, and The Met Philadelphia.
With an eclectic array of architecture and historic buildings, the majority of our neighborhood was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places as a City of Philadelphia Historic District in 2000.
As a Registered Community Organization (RCO), the Spring Garden Civic Association (SGCA) oversees zoning matters in and abutting the community, allowing our input on development and zoning issues that affect the historical integrity, residential nature, and quality of life of our neighborhood.
Our community is home to an ever-growing family of small businesses, and a diverse population of homeowners and renters, and we have long supported & advocated for historically compatible affordable housing in the community, with all modern amenities.
With popular destinations like Roberto Clemente Park & Playground, The Spring Gardens community garden, Green Street Dog Park, and Saint Andrew Lithuanian Church Hall serving as gathering spaces, the SGCA works to maintain and improve the quality of life for all those who live in the Spring Garden neighborhood.