Kemble Park sits on 8-acres along Ogontz and Olney avenues in the lower West Oak Lane section of the city. It was named after a 19th-century actress and writer Fanny Kemble. She has been recognized for her work as an abolitionist while living across the street from the park.
It is locally known as Chew Park due to the proximity to Chew Avenue on the back end of the sprawling grounds, however it serves as an unofficial name.
Over its long history, neighbors coordinated together to make improvements to the park, from daily trash removal as well as they have cultivated an on-site community garden. A recent stewardship through A Concerned Community Association (ACCA) involved local residents working with the Philadelphia Water Department to help design a rain garden.
Jason Lawson knows the court inside the park very well as he and countless others have spent their time playing there and at the neighboring Belfield Recreation Center.