PHILADELPHIA–The City of Philadelphia announced today that parts of Lincoln Drive and Bells Mill Road will be temporarily closed on two dates in April to accommodate volunteer clean-ups sponsored by the Friends of the Wissahickon.

Lincoln Drive from Wissahickon Avenue to Ridge Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles on Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bells Mill Road from Germantown Avenue to Lykens Lane will be closed to motor vehicles on Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friends of the Wissahickon is an important volunteer group that provides crucial assistance to Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to clean and green areas around Wissahickon Valley Park. Residents interested in volunteering can learn more about the Park Friends Network and also register for a volunteer project during Love Your Park Week, taking place May 11-19, 2024.


Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) advances the prosperity of the city and the progress of its people through stewardship of nearly 10,200 acres of public land and waterways, and management of 500 recreation buildings, 166 miles of trail, and 250 playgrounds. PPR offers safe, enjoyable recreation, environmental and cultural programs and events throughout Philadelphia’s parks and recreation system. PPR promotes the well-being and growth of the city’s residents by connecting them to the natural world, to each other and to fun, physical and social opportunities. More than 3,000 full-time and seasonal employees proudly serve Philly residents every day, ensuring the department remains a modern, equitable and exceptional parks and recreation system. Visit us at, and follow @philaparkandrec on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.