Mario Lanza Park’s Trees Need YOU

Last week, two 200 year-old trees were removed from Mario Lanza Park.  One tree was dead, the other dying.

The photo above shows the enormity of one of the trees removed. 

Friends of Mario Lanza Park, a group of Queen Village volunteers have been working hard with arborists to have all of the parks’ trees inoculated and trimmed to keep them healthy.  QVNA salutes the hard work of these caring neighbors. Much work is yet to be done to save the remaining trees.  They need your help.

Please donate to the Mario Lanza Park Tree Fund. 

April 10th QVNA Mtg – Councilman Squilla discusses Mother Bethel Burying Ground Memorial at Weccacoe

Neighbors are invited to hear Councilman Mark Squilla discuss, and participate in Q&A, about the Mother Bethel Burying Ground plans for Weccacoe Playground.

  • Will it be part of or separated from the playground?
  • What is the timeline?
  • What are the plans for it’s maintenance?
  • What other parts of the playground will be directly affected and potentially change?

Don’t miss your opportunity to be heard!

The meeting will be at St. Philip Neri Church Hall, 218 Queen Street at 6:30pm

Feb 20th QVNA Meeting – Washington Ave Connector Presentation

At QVNA’s February 20th Community Meeting, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) will present its concepts for the Washington Avenue Connector Project. The presentation begins at 6:30pm at St. Philip Neri Church Hall, 218 Queen Street. Community meetings like ours have played a major part in the development of the Project.

Washington Avenue Connector’s planners believe that from 4th Street to Columbus Boulevard, Washington Avenue can be a well-lit, beautiful streetscape with improved safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. In addition, they hope neighbors will see the waterfront as a resource for open space, recreation, environmental education, and community.

In May and November 2018, DRWC sponsored two community input meetings. Project planning took shape using that input along with input from partner groups PennDOT and Philadelphia Streets Department.

DRWC’s concepts are online at