Tacony Creek Park is the only publicly accessible stretch of our creek within the Philadelphia portion of our watershed. This 300-acre park, managed by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, is one of the city’s five watershed parks. This park is a critical community asset for Olney, Lawncrest, Feltonville, Juniata Park, and Frankford neighbors as well as all Philadelphia residents.
The woodlands and meadows that makeup Tacony Creek Park provide year-round habitat for over 100 species of birds and other wildlife. The 3.2 mile paved trail that runs along the creek, part of The Circuit regional trail network, provides access to the park and an opportunity for recreation, exercise and enjoyment of nature. In time, the trail will connect to the Frankford Creek Greenway and the Delaware River Trail.
Since 2011, the Philadelphia Water Department has provided funding for us to work alongside Parks & Recreation, and especially neighbors and organizations to increase park use and stewardship through programs and engagement, and bring resources and improvement to this beautiful park.