The Children’s Park of Chestnut Hill, better known as Jenks Playground, was built in an 11-day community effort in 1997 after months of planning and fundraising.

Jenks Playground is well known as a leafy haven in which children delight to run and play. The playground is maintained by an all-volunteer Friends of the Children’s Park board, rather than the School District of Philadelphia.

With community support, the playground continues to survive and thrive as the important play space and visitor destination it is.