Neighborhood Resources

Local Elected Officials

City Council
8th District: City Councilwoman Cindy Bass. 215-686-3424. .
City Hall Room 594, Philadelphia PA 19107

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
198th Legislative District: Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood. 215-849-6426. 243 W. Chelten Ave. Philadelphia PA 19144.
200th Legislative District: Rep. Cherelle L. Parker. 215-242-7300. 1536 Wadsworth Ave. Philadelphia PA 19150.
201st Legislative District: Rep. John Myers. 215-849-6896. 5537 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia PA 19144.

Pennsylvania State Senate
3rd Senatorial District: Senator Shirley M. Kitchen. 215-227-6161. 1701 W. Lehigh Ave, Suite 104. Philadelphia PA 19132.
4th Senatorial District: Senator Leana M. Washington. 215-242-0472. 1555-A Wadsworth Ave. Philadelphia PA 19150.

Pennsylvania 2nd Congressional District
Congressman Chaka Fattah. 215-848-9386. 6332 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia PA 19119.

U.S. Senators for the State of Pennsylvania
Senator Robert M. Casey. 215-405-9660. 2000 Market Street, Suite 1870. Philadelphia PA 19103.
Senator Pat Toomey. 215-241-1090. 8 Penn Center 1628 John F. Kennedy Blvd Suite 1702. Philadelphia PA 19103.

Houses of Worship

Churches

Meeting Houses

Mosques

  • Germantown Masjid
    4946 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144 | 215.848.2615

Synagogues

Temples

Libraries

  • Lovett | Mt. Airy branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    6945 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.685.2095
  • Chestnut Hill | Chestnut Hill branch of Philadelphia Free Library 
    8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.685.9291
  • Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional | Northwest Regional branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    68 W. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144 | 215.685.2150
  • Wadsworth | Wadsworth branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    1500 Wadsworth Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19150 | 215.685.9293
  • West Oak Lane | West Oak Lane branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    2000 Washington Lane, Philadelphia PA 19138 | 215.685.2843
  • Roxborough | Roxborough branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    6245 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19128  | 215.685.2550
  • Andorra | Andorra branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    705 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia PA 19128 | 215.685.2552
  • Central | Main branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA 19103 | 215.686.5322

Playgrounds

Allens Lane Playground, 601 W. Allens Lane
Features: swings, jungle gyms, tennis courts, basketball court, benches, picnic tables
Parking: free lot

Cliveden Park, Chew Ave. & E. Johnson Street
Features: swings, jungle gyms, benches
Parking: free on street

Houston Elementary Playground, 7300 Rural Lane
Features include: jungle gyms, swings
Parking: free on-street

Mt. Airy Playground, 7001 Germantown Avenue
Features include: swings, jungle gym, baseball diamond, football field, basketball courts, picnic tables, adjacent to a recreation center offering full sports and dance programming
Parking: free on street

Pleasant Playground, 6720 Boyer Street
Features: jungle gym, baseball diamond, football field, basketball court, tennis courts, swimming pool, adjacent to a recreation center offering full sports and dance programming
Parking: free on street

Post Offices

Mt. Airy | 6711 Germantown Ave | 215.438.7710

Chestnut Hill | 7782 Crittenden Street | 215.753.8923

Chestnut Hill | 8227 Germantown Ave | 215.248.1503

Germantown | 5209 Greene Street | 215.849.4870

West Oak Lane | 2031 66th Ave | 215.927.7483

Recreational Centers

Full list of City of Philadelphia Recreation Centers in District 4 (Northwest Philadelphia)

Salvation Army Kroc Center
4200 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19129 | 215.717.1200
12-acre facility featuring a worship and performing arts center, teen activities center and game room, aquatics center, sports training, recreation center and recording studio.

Simons Ice Rink
7200 Woolston Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19138 | 215.685.3551
Open skating available to the public at this recreation center in nearby West Oak Lane.

Water Tower Recreation Center
209 East Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.685.9296
This City of Philadelphia Rec Center offers a variety of programs for youth, including fencing, tennis, lacrosse, gymnastics, basketball, after-school programs, indoor soccer, softball, and baseball. There is also a fitness center.

Wissahickon Skate Club
550 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.247.1759
This skating club is open to the public for open skating sessions year-round and weekly hockey games in the winter. Private lessons and teams also available.

YMCA Roxborough
7201 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19128 | 215.482.3900
Multi-use recreation center offering a variety of programs. Aquatic center, gym, and childcare facilities.

Schools

Public Schools, K thru 8

  • A.B. Day
    6324 Crittenden Street, Philadelphia PA 19144 | 215.276.5250
  • Emlen
    6501 Chew Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.951.4010
  • C. W. Henry
    601 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.951.4006
  • Lingelbach
    6340 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144 | 215.951.4001
  • Houston
    7300 Rural Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.248.6603
  • J.S. Jenks
    8301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.951.6604

Parochial

Private

Philadelphia Magnet Schools | Philadelphia Charter Schools | Daycare & Early Childhood Education Centers

Transportation

Transportation

Mt. Airy is SEPTA-accessible! Two Regional Rail lines connect Mt. Airy to Center City Philadelphia. East Mt. Airy is served by the Chestnut Hill East line (formerly the R7) at the Mount Airy, Sedgwick, Stenton, and Washington Lane stations. The Chestnut Hill West line (formerly the R8) runs through West Mt. Airy at the Allen Lane, Carpenter, and Upsal stops.

Chestnut Hill East Line

Chestnut Hill West Line

Mount Airy Station 119 E Gowen Avenue

Allen Lane Station 200 W Allens Lane

Sedgwick Station 253 E Mt Pleasant Street

Carpenter Station 201 W Carpenter Lane

Stenton Station 6725 Vernon Road

Upsal Station 6460 Greene Street

Washington Lane Station  812 E Washington Lane

 

The neighborhood can also be reached by the H, XH, and the 23 bus lines, which connect to the Broad Street Line at the Erie Avenue station, and the 18, which connects to the Broad Street Line at the Logan station.

Youth Sports Leagues

Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Education
Arthur Ashe Tennis Center
4842 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA | 215.487.3477
Tennis for boys and girls ages 4 to 18

Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club
Water Tower Recreation Center
200 E Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.335.4004
Baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer for boys and girls ages 5 to 18

Mt. Airy Bantams
Mt Airy Playground
7001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119
Football team and cheerleading squad for boys and girls of all ages

Mt. Airy Baseball
Mt Airy Playground
7001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.552.8103
Baseball league for boys and girls ages 5 to 16

Wild Things
Allens Lane Park
601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.242.0523
Softball league for girls grades 1 to 12