Wissahickon Valley Park

Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128


Updated: 2015-09-17 00:01:40 Short URL: gonj.me/89056y

Located in Northwest Philadelphia, the 1,800 acres of Wissahickon Valley Park are part of Philadelphia's 10,500-acre park system, one of the largest urban park systems in the world.

A lovely, wooded valley with Wissahickon Creek running through its entire seven-mile length, the Park extends from Chestnut Hill in the north to Manayunk in the southwest. Forbidden Drive, a wide gravel road closed to automobile traffic, parallels the Creek and the Park is criss-crossed by more than 50 miles of often rugged trails.

Description borrowed from www.fow.org

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Friends of the Wissahickon

Friends of the Wissahickon

Friends of the Wissahickon

Friends of the Wissahickon --

The Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is a 1,600 member, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1924 with a mission "to preserve the natural beauty and wildness of the Wissahickon Valley and stimulate public interest therein."

FOW works in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to restore historical structures throughout the park, eliminate invasive plant species, monitor watershed management issues, and restore trails throughout the park system with its Sustainable Trails Initiative.


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