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A Guide to Ogontz, Pennsylvania

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The article below is sponsored by the sexual abuse lawyers from Ogontz, who are excited to take you on this journey of learning about local neighborhoods in the Philadelphia area.

Description of Ogontz

Ogontz is a neighborhood within the upper northern part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is in close proximity to the communities of Wister, Logan, East Germantown, West Oak Lane, and Fern Rock. The neighborhood got its name from Ognotz Avenue, which was named after a Native American chief. In the early 1970s, the area experienced a rapid decline. However, revitalization efforts have been underway to restore it back to being an important designation for the surrounding areas.

Ogontz is bounded by Stenton Avenue to the north and northeast, Broad Street to the east, Olney Street to the south and southwest, and Wister Street to the west. It has a population of 17,800 people and offers an urban-suburban mix area feel. 56% of its residents own their homes. The median home value in the area is $110,785 and the median rent price is $952.

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Central High School

Central High School is a historic public school in Ogontz. Founded in 1836, it is the second-oldest public high school that is still continuously being used in the U.S. The school offers classes from 9th through 12th grade and has a population of around 2,400 students. It is a four-year university preparatory magnet school and is the only high school in the U.S. that can grant academic degrees to its graduates. This authority was conferred by an Act of Assembly in 1849. In 1937, a new school building was built and designed by Irwin T. Catharine of the Moderne architectural style. On December 4, 1986, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Kemble Park

Kemble Park is an 8-acre park in the neighborhood of Ogontz. Named after local 1800s actress, writer and abolitionist Fanny Kemble, it has been providing the residents and visitors of the neighborhood with recreational space for decades. The park offers amenities like:

  • Multipurpose fields
  • Basketball courts
  • Playground
  • Swingset
  • Paved walking path
  • Wooded areas
  • Open space
  • Park benches

The park is wheelchair accessible, stroller-friendly and pet-friendly. It also includes overhead lights for after dusk. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Belfield Recreation Center

Belfield Recreation Center is another recreational space in Ogontz. Situated on West Chew Avenue, it is a 4-acre site that is home to a playground, pool, sports fields, and basketball courts. The center also features a five-room recreational building with multipurpose rooms and a gymnasium. Throughout the year, it hosts a variety of activities for the community. The center is a Rebuild project. It is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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