In 2019, Media Borough completed installation of a sidewalk pocket park along the west side of South Avenue, just below State Street and Veterans Square. The sidewalk there was unusually wide—about 50% wider than the opposite sidewalk. The new park features trees, shrubs and other native plantings, along with benches and a deck with café-style seating. A bump-out at the south end of the block adds to the greening of the block with a rain garden that doubles as a bio-retention basin to help manage stormwater run-off.
Update April 15, 2021
Media Borough has received a $5,000 award from PECO Green Region Open Space, an environmental grant program administered by Natural Lands Trust. The funding will be put toward a shade structure for the deck at Dimond Park the Borough’s sidewalk park off State Street at Veterans’ Square.