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What is ORC Rebuild?

Building stronger communities, one park, recreation center, and library at a time. 

Rebuild is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to refurbish parks, recreation centers, and libraries. This much-needed work will provide safe and attractive spaces for recreation and education, community services, and other essential programs. Rebuild promotes inclusion and opportunity, empowers community voice, and supports the well-being of Philadelphia . Projects are made possible through the Philadelphia Beverage Tax. 

Stay up to date with Rebuild! Join our email list, visit our website and follow the hashtag #RebuildPHL to get updates.

Who is involved?

This project has many partners and organizations that have distinct roles and contribute to different stages in the construction of the new Olney Recreation Center.  

 City of Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia manages and funds all the Rebuild projects through collaboration of the Rebuild office, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.

Project Administration

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) was selected by the City of Philadelphia to lead the Rebuild project at Olney Recreation Center. PHMC is a Philadelphia nonprofit working to improve the health of the community through outreach, health promotion, research, planning, and direct services. Antoine Johnson, a minority- and woman-owned business, provides project administration support to PHMC.  .

Community Engagement

A central component of the Rebuild initiative is community involvement. Three Olney-based community organizations with local knowledge and expertise are partners on the Olney Rec Center project. These organizations helped to shape engagement efforts and continue to gather community input, share information, and recruit residents’ participation in activities and events.  

Olney Eagles Youth Organization

Design and Construction 

The design team consists of architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, and mechanical engineers. The team collaborates with community partners and City agencies to design a rec center and site that responds to residents’ input and meets stakeholders’ needs. 

More opportunities to be involved in the construction phase at ORC will be posted on Rebuild's Contract Opportunity Portal.