PLDM doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it? But at PHS it is part of daily conversation as it is the initialism for our Public Landscapes Design & Management team. This talented group works to make open spaces accessible, attractive, and inviting to users while staying mindful of environmental concerns—and they do a tremendous job! Below are two recent accomplishments.
At Gold Star Park, a tennis court had fallen into disrepair, and the big slab of concrete was far from fun for the neighborhood residents. The PLDM team oversaw the removal of the court and the installation of trees and lawn. They also replaced the imposing chain-link fence that surrounded the area with a friendly ornamental fence. Compare the photo above to the photo at right and you’ll see what a big improvement it is.
Over at Campbell Square, PLDM saw to the design and creation of a new perennial bed as part of the City of Philadelphia’s Green Plan. The international-sounding plant list includes Russian sage and Japanese anemone. The improvement is unmistakable, and will only get better as the plants begin to fill the space. There is also talk of adding a sculpture to the garden bed.
We’ll keep you posted on other PLDM projects in the weeks ahead. Before long this cluster of consonants will mean something to you too!