Pastorius Park

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Coordinates: 40°04′16″N 75°12′18″W / 40.07111°N 75.20500°W / 40.07111; -75.20500

Pond in Pastorius Park
Works Progress Administration building in the park, built 1937

Pastorius Park is a 16-acre (6.5-ha) park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is maintained by the Fairmount Park Commission. Established in 1915, the park was named in honor of Francis Pastorius, a leader of early German immigrants to the area. It is located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, at Lincoln Drive and Abington Avenue. Its current design is the 1935 work of landscape architect Frederick W.G. Peck (1909-1998).[1] The park includes a pond and an amphitheater.[2]

The Chestnut Hill Community Association sponsors evening concerts at the park during the summer.[3]

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  1. ^ "Frederick W.G. Peck". The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pastorius Park". ParkSource - City of Philadelphia. Archived from the original on October 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
  3. ^ "Pastorius Park Concerts". Chestnut Hill Business Association. Archived from the original on 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2008-11-17.