1725 N 5TH is located in the Olde Kensington neighborhood of the City of Philadelphia, and is home to Sunflower Philly, a neighborhood creative team focused on art, music and sustainability. This is a park on private land but open to the public consisting of over 11,000 square feet offering a unique and accessible environment for community engagement and enjoyment.
1725 N 5th started off as a vacant lot that underwent remediation efforts in order to create a space with improved aesthetics that could better serve the surrounding community. Flow partnered with Sunflower Philly to expand upon the space at 1725 N 5th and create a wholesome, community-oriented space that centered around promoting art, music, and sustainability within the area. By revitalizing the park into a beautiful, community-centric space, Flow & Sunflower Philly together have created a positive force within the Kensington neighborhood.
Sunflower Philly strives to create an inviting environment that is conducive to other creative formats, including photography and videography. The park hosts monthly curated events series to provide local and regional artists with a platform to showcase their talents in an environment where no limitations are placed upon creative expression & freedom. Programming is often centered around live graffiti painting and promotion of local artists in the area.
A vital component of the project goals is the implementation of sustainable materials as well as an eco-friendly environment. In order to meet this goal, the park is equipped with:
Sunflower Philly strives to serve its community by acting as a space where the community can gather and attend a series of curated events, often showcasing local artistry and talent. Sunflower Philly’s music program will focus on artist development by aligning with community organization partners to create a platform and infrastructure to provide Philadelphia artists, musicians, producers, and DJs with performance opportunities