If you've been looking forward to visiting the 14th and Girard Street Park (aka, maybe, Barack Hussein Obama Park), you'll have to keep waiting. The park was closed soon after opening and more work was being done on the concrete, with a sign saying it'd be open July 27. It's not past that, and there's still work being done. A new sign says they're doing concrete and utility work with no date for completion.
I've emailed Jim Graham about it, we'll see what he knows about it.
And speaking of park names, Mike DeBonis has an interesting piece on who Girard was.