Friends of Marshall Square Park


Wish List

The continuous improvement to Marshall Square Park would not be possible without the generous support of our members and donors.

All Friends of Marshall Square Park memberships and donations are tax-deductible.

With the generous support of our community and donors, we have been able to make a huge impact on the preservation and improvement of Marshall Square Park.

Click here for a summary of all of the Friends of Marshall Square Park’s past accomplishments.

Future Project Priorities:

  • Update existing pathways and re-establish key historic pathway locations in a porous rubber mulch paving.
  • Install larger radius brickwork and steps up into the park at the Biddle and Matlack Streets corner.
  • Install brick sidewalk on Franklin St. side of park.
  • Install period cast iron lamp post around park perimeter and along diagonal pathway.
  • Install more spring bulbs. (ongoing annually)
  • Install electrical service to the Swiss Cottage.
  • Re-install historic circular paths around Civil War monument.
  • Install Medal of Honor ground marker at Civil War monument.

Completed Projects:

  • Restoration of the historic fountain to working condition.
  • Installation of fencing and landscaping around the fountain
  • Coordinated with the Borough and helped to fund the restoration of the original antique brick sidewalks and the Lafayette Street stairs restoration.
  • Successfully completed the process to have Marshall Square Park designated as an Historic American Landscape with all application materials included in the Library of Congress.
  • Installation of three (3) granite ground signs at park corners
  • Installation of an historical marker to honor Humphry Marshall
  • Rehabilitation of the Swiss Cottage, circa 1878
  • Uncovered and continue to maintenance the historic brick swales
  • Installation of a rustic styled message board
  • Installation of a brick surround and entry pad at the Gazebo
  • Installation of an LED light fixture and roof stabilization rods in the Gazebo
  • Installation a new electrical service panel in center of the park and outlets in the Gazebo
  • Installation of new stone paving and brickwork at SE corner entry
  • Installation of tree identification labels and creation of a tree map/guide
  • Worked with the Borough for the installation of historically appropriate trash receptacles which include recycling
  • Worked with the Borough Arborist to develop an updated Tree Inventory and Management Plan for Marshall Square Park
  • Transformed a tree trunk into a Tree Sculpture featuring woodland creatures.
  • Installed new swing set and toddler’s playground equipment.
  • Installed fencing and landscaping in playground area.
  • Planting of spring bulbs annually.