In the years leading up until 2010 Hunting Park residents began a campaign against crime.
Hunting Park is located north of Sedgley Avenue, east of the former SEPTAR7 railroad line, south of Roosevelt Boulevard, and west of Front Street. Bordering neighborhoods include Logan to the north, Feltonville to the east, Fairhill to the south, and Nicetown–Tioga to the southwest.
As of the 2010 Census, Hunting Park was 56% Hispanic of any race, 38.1% non Hispanic black, 2.9% non Hispanic white, 1.9% Asian, and 2.1% all other. The neighborhood is primarily made up of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and African Americans.
Parks and recreation
Hunting Park, a 87-acre (35 ha) portion of Fairmount Park, lies in the Hunting Park neighborhood. Tara Murtha of Philadelphia Weekly said "For generations, Hunting Park served as the heart of the community. Then, about 25 years ago [before 2010], it became its noose." Joann Taylor, a member of the Hunting Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC), said, as paraphrased by Murtha, "By the late '80s, the park was all but lost to hard-working members of the community. But soon community activist groups sprung up out of the negativity."
^Murtha, Tara. "Hunting Park Bounces Back." Philadelphia Weekly. January 5, 2010. 3. Retrieved on February 2, 2013.
^"Post Office Location - HUNTING PARK." United States Post Office. Retrieved on January 16, 2009.
^"Home." (Archived March 24, 2013, at the Wayback Machine) McClure Elementary School. Retrieved on February 2, 2013. "Welcome to Alexander K. McClure Elementary School! We are located at the corner of 6th Street and Hunting Park Avenue in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia"
^Scott, Katherine. "Hamels Foundation pays to rehab Phila. playground." ABC 6 Action News. Wednesday August 8, 2012. Retrieved on February 2, 2013. "They paid to rebuild a playground, make a greenhouse, paint a mural and much more at Bayard Taylor Elementary school in Hunting Park."
^Anastasia, George; Maria Panaritis (2004-04-14). "Phila. man charged in cocaine ring Kaboni Savage was arrested yesterday. He was acquitted of murder last month". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
^Kendi, Ibram X. (2019). How to Be an Antiracist. New York: Penguin Random House. p. 151. ISBN 9780525509288.