In this edition of City Planimals, we’re sharing a rendering from the Lower South District Plan that did not make the final cut. Our original recommendation for FDR Park was to transform it into a dinosaur wonderland a la Jurassic Park. This peerless attraction would give Philadelphia bragging rights for being the only city where humans would be able to mingle with genetically engineered dinosaurs while enjoying a cocktail on the porch of the renovated boathouse or riding a paddleboat in the lake. Alas, the public shot this idea down during one of our public meetings. Parks & Rec also had concerns about liability issues (I guess they saw the movie). Oh well…looks like we’ll have to settle for Six Flags over the Lower Schuylkill.
(Special thanks to jeffgoldblumdoesstuff.com)