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Hunting Park

Hunting Park is located north of Sedgley Avenue, east of the former SEPTA R7 railroad line, south of Roosevelt Boulevard, and west of Front Street. Bordering neighborhoods include Logan to the north, Feltonville to the east, Fairhill to the south, and Nicetown–Tioga to the southwest.

As of the 2010 Census, Hunting Park was 56% Hispanic of any race, 38.1% non Hispanic black, 2.9% non Hispanic white, 1.9% Asian, and 2.1% all other. The neighborhood is primarily made up of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and African Americans.

Hunting Park, a 87-acre (35 ha) portion of Fairmount Park, lies in the neighborhood. Tara Murtha of Philadelphia Weekly said “For generations, Hunting Park served as the heart of the community. Then, about 25 years ago [before 2010], it became its noose.”  Joann Taylor, a member of the Hunting Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC), said, as paraphrased by Murtha, “By the late ’80s, the park was all but lost to hard-working members of the community.  But soon community activist groups sprung up out of the negativity.” (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunting_Park,_Philadelphia)

Check out what the Hunting Park Advisory Committee is up to here:  http://www.huntingparknac.org/


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