Situated mid-block next to the Fleisher Art Memorial, Palumbo is a well-used neighborhood pocket park.


Friends of Palumbo Park group (FOPP) is a city-recognized Friends group through Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, which stewards the park located at 723 Catharine St.

The group is dedicated to protecting and preserving the park as a healthy and welcoming place that benefits current and future generations of residents and visitors. 

This work includes advocacy for park improvements, conducting clean-ups, planting, grant writing and fundraising, as well as producing educational, wellness, recreation, enrichment and and community-building events.

We care for the park by bridging the gap in city services and maintenance through volunteering, advocacy, and fundraising.

We aim to be a welcoming and inclusive group that organizes and gives voice to park neighbors and users and to produce public events that build community and activate the space for the Bella Vista community. We encourage all neighbors to join us.

We support Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s mission of being a welcoming and green public space that connects neighbors and visitors with nature. Generally, with the exception of special event permits, all park use and events are mixed use and the shared space of the park remains open to all.

We ask all park users to please help uphold our mission.