Work to Ride

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Design is a process and a service. We work with existing organizations to design master plans, considering both their short term needs and long term goals.

Work to Ride is a non-profit prevention program that aids disadvantaged urban youth through constructive activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports, and education. Their facilities are housed in the woodlands of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.

Dameron Architecture, in collaboration with Toner Architects, conducted a feasibility study and created a master plan, exploring the potential growth of the Work To Ride program’s operations and facilities. The plan and landscape design solve site water management and utilization issues through grading and planting improvements. The proposed addition of three new buildings expands the organization’s educational and equestrian activities.