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Parks & Rec trail projects

Parks & Rec manages hundreds of miles of multi-use paths, aka trails, in Philadelphia. These include both hard-surface (asphalt) and soft-surface (gravel or dirt) trails. Our 166 miles of trails include trails of all sizes and types.

Our trails of regional scope serve residents, visitors, and commuters alike. They connect neighborhoods to other parts of the city and beyond. These include:

  • Schuylkill River Trail in Fairmount Park and Center City.
  • Manayunk Canal Tow Path.
  • Delaware River Trail in Northeast Philadelphia.
  • Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park.
  • Pennypack Park Trail.
  • Tacony Creek Trail.

Our smaller trails connect residents to nature and provide room for exercise. Some examples:

  • Boxers’ Trail.
  • Morris Park trails.
  • Fisher Park trails.
  • Upper trails in Wissahickon Valley Park.

Parks & Rec regularly carries out maintenance and repairs on our trails. Some projects take a few days to complete. Other projects can take several months or more.

The documents below present an overview of:
  • Trail closures due to construction or other issues.
  • Upcoming and recently completed projects.

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