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NKCDC Garden

The NKCDC Garden is a breath of air and greenspace on the Frankford Ave corridor. Located on the corner of Frankford Ave and Berks, the space regularly hosts community events and markets featuring local artists, musicians, and vendors.


The Garden facility is available for private rentals. Discounts apply for nonprofit and community groups. Onsite bathroom, water, and electrial hookups. Interested in renting the space or hosting a community event? Complete the rental agreement here.

Private Events: $200 half day (under 6 hours) / $300 full day
Public Events: $150 half day (under 6 hours) / $250 full day
Local Community Group Discount: $125 half day / $200 full day

A refundable $200 deposit is required for all uses.


In 1997, as part of NKCDC's Vacant Land Management Program, the the southeast corner of Frankford Avenue and Berks Street was transformed from a trash-strewn, abandoned lot into the plant-filled NKCDC Garden Center. Built in only six weeks by NKCDC staff, local residents, staff of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Philadelphia Green Program, and AmeriCorps members from the National Community and Conservation Corps and designed by the Community Design Collaborative, NKCDC staff, and local residents, the Garden Center is a hallmark of NKCDC's Vacant Land Management Program, and a symbol of what we can achieve through collective action.

Until 2010, the Garden Center was a hub of greening resources and education, sparking the sustainability movement in Fishtown and the Riverwards. The space is now called the NKCDC Garden, used for NKCDC events and available for rentals.

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New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2771 Ruth Street, Suite 1, Philadelphia, PA 19134
P: (215) 427-0350  |  F: (215) 427-1302  |  info@nkcdc.org
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