Walnut Hill Community Association

Photography by Chris Toney of Abyssinia in West Philadelphia Walnut Hill Community Neighborhood

Walnut Hill Community Association (WHCA)

To Improve Our Neighborhood

in matters concerning safety, sanitation, health, education, recreation, cultural and family stability; and to stimulate interest in the community by beautifying and maintaining vacant lots.

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WHCA was founded in 1961

Support Our Mission

WHCA continues to strive and work for the betterment of the community and its residents. We welcome your input, energy, and participation.

About Us

Walnut Hill Community Association (WHCA) serves the neighborhood of Walnut Hill. The boundaries for the Walnut Hill neighborhood are Market Street on the North, 45th Street on the East, Spruce Street on the South and 52nd Street on the West.

WHCA was founded in 1961 by a group of neighbors, led by Charles Campbell Sr., who were concerned about the deterioration of their neighborhood.

WHCA continues to be a neighborhood group run by residents who are dedicated to their community revitalization. WHCA actively promotes the neighborhood and encourages residents to participate in community events and to help determine neighborhood improvement priorities. WHCA continues to strive and work for the betterment of the community and its residents. We welcome your input, energy and participation.


Public Zoom Zoning Meeting hosted by the Walnut Hill Community Association on December 7th, 2020 at 7pm to hear what the developer has planned for 214 S. 49th Street. https://staffweb.zoom.us/j/6626547279?pwd=RkhzUGQ3c0NSeC9wU0RDM2pHcFNBZz09 Or call: +1 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 662 654 7279 Passcode: 19139 Email zoning@walnuthillca.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Navy Yard Workforce Development Initiatives (NYWDI) creates training programs that connect talented South Philadelphia residents to permanent employment at the Navy Yard.

Together, we work closely with Navy Yard employers to understand hiring needs and to develop four tailored training programs in 2021. Carefully selected cohorts of local residents will be trained to fill open positions upon graduation from the program.

· This program will connect South and West Philadelphia residents who have been disconnected from the workforce or who have limited professional experience to full-time employment with a Navy Yard employer.

· Our first participant recruitment for a Grounds Maintenance Laborer Training Program will begin on January 20.

Please share with your networks so interested job-seekers can learn more about NYWDI’s current and future training programs and employment opportunities. Visit the Navy Yard Workforce Website https://navyyard.org/workforce

University City District is proud to present West Philly Favorites, a curated series of gift packs filled with handcrafted and locally produced items from neighborhood small businesses. All proceeds from sales of West Philly Favorites packs go to participating businesses!
Our first run of four unique gift packs features delicious and decorative items for your table, perfect for enjoying your West Philly Favorites from the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s locally roasted coffee, handmade ceramics, Argentine pastries, flower arrangements, or artisan snacks and sauces, there is something for everyone. Plus, the sale of these curated items provides much-needed support to small businesses at the time they need it most.
Buy packs individually for weekly pick-up at Trolley Portal Gardens or purchase a subscription to four weeks of packs for a discount. Sales for individual packs close two weeks prior to pick-up, and pick-ups begin the last week of January 2021 and run for four weeks straight. Details on pick-up, as well as reminders, will be sent at time of purchase.  
West Philly Favorites packs and subscriptions make great gifts! If you’d like to purchase boxes or subscriptions for someone else, you’ll be sent a gift voucher after your purchase is complete.

Visioning 46th & Market – Join your neighbors in providing insights to ensure equitable and sustainable impact for your community. Together, we’d like to make a Letter to Future Investors in the 46th & Market area to share your views. Make your voice heard! Visit https://www.westboundphilly.com/

On Monday, Philadelphia officials announced new restrictions in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

With record-breaking case numbers almost daily, Philadelphia City and Department of Public Health officials announced the changes to restrictions on businesses, events and gatherings, and other activities to help flatten the epidemic curve, prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed, and reduce the number of COVID-19 deaths, according to information from the City of Philadelphia.

The new “Safer at Home” restrictions will be effective beginning Friday, Nov. 20 through Jan. 1, 2021, although an extension of these restrictions and/or the implementation of additional restrictions is possible depending on trends in the spread of coronavirus in the city.

Visit walnuthillca.com/news for a snapshot of some of the restrictions

Our Committees

Keeping Our Community Association Running Soothly

Implementation Committee

Mission is to keep the 2016 Neighborhood Plan at the center of its planning and keep implementation a priority. We advocate for priorities in the plan and identify new needs as they arise.

Zoning Committee

Monitors zoning notices, solicits community input about proposed zoning changes, communicates neighbors’ positions to city officials, intervenes in zoning disputes, and represents WHCA before Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Playground & Farm Committee

The Park Committee of Walnut Hill was formed to involve local volunteers in gardening and clean-up work days. We contribute to maintaining a healthy Playground on 4700 Sansom St. & The Max Paul Farm at 4610 Market St.

Upcoming dates

Become a part of something great

All neighbors are welcome to join the association and to support neighborhood programming.

Board Members

Meet Our Board Members

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