Chew Park Field Closed


“The proportion of children with elevated blood lead levels is lower in Point Breeze, and the area around Chew Playground, than across the rest of the city,” the Department of Public Health said in a notice.

By Frank Kummer


According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the exact levels of lead found in the soil were not released to the public, though we do know the samples were taken in preparation for impending park renovations.

The field will remain closed until more testing can be done, the Inquirer reported. If necessary, a “lead abatement” program will be enacted.

By Bailey King


“Adults are much less susceptible to lead than children 6 and under, performing routine ground maintenance does not expose adults to the lead,” the health department said when asked if the trimming was safe.

By Kimberly Davis