Ex;it will be working with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Ground Reconsidered (formerly LRSLA), and Amber Art & Design on Mander to the River, an initiative seeking to improve neighborhood access to Fairmount Park. Ex;it is developing narrative themes for the distinct areas of the trail to help shape the design and public art. Utilizing creek corridors to link the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood to the Schuylkill River trail, the project is an opportunity to connect people and communities in Philadelphia with each other and with their park system.
Surrounded by the beauty and native plantings of the park, the Mander Trail is a retreat off the beaten path. It is a place to reflect, find inspiration, or recharge away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The trail reinvigorates the connections of the people and places in Philadelphia and the Fairmount Park system by providing everyone with an opportunity to gather and explore together through the great anchors of the park.