Our large space was built in 1990 by the City of Philadelphia for recreational use. Operations were managed by the Tolentine corporation for many years under a unique contractual arrangement. Public access was limited.
Joseph F. Marino, founding co-chair of the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, led the charge to the City to acquire back the building for community use. The Department of Parks and Recreation assumed control of the building in August 2015 and renamed the Center to reflect the East Passyunk name, with a relaunch designed to create a truly accessible and inviting community center.
We are pleased to welcome J.J. Pospiech to EPCC as our new Director/Rec Leader!
J.J. has spent the past ten years working across the City of Philadelphia, managing and leading programs for Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
J.J. commented that he is, "...thrilled to be joining the team at the East Passyunk Community Center and to be following the framework that John Medica and Joe Marino have built over the past seven years. I can't believe I have the opportunity to work and serve in my own community and I am extremely motivated to grow our reach in our programming."
In his free time, you can usually find J.J. traveling, dining out, and enjoying iced coffee.
He is excited to build relationships with our neighbors and all of our community center participants. Please stop in and say hello!
We look forward to many years with J.J.