K & T Trail – Phase One Grand Opening

INFORMATION ON THE K&T TRAIL PHASE ONE GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

DATE:

Monday, May 15th 2017

TIME:

1pm

LOCATION:

Frankford Boat Launch – 5600 Block of Tacony Street

 

EVENT INFORMATION:

We are celebrating the completion of Phase 1 construction of the Kensington-Tacony (K&T) trail segment.  It is the newest addition to the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway, a planned 11-mile section of trails and parks along the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia. This trail also serves as an important link in the Circuit Trails, the region’s multi-use trail network of more than 320 miles of completed trails. This portion of the trail extends 1.2 miles from the Frankford Boat Launch to Magee Avenue, passing through Lardner’s Point Park. The 12-foot wide multi-use trail features the addition of eighty trees, one thousand shrubs, and two new acres of new meadow, along with a new bridge over Wissonoming Creek.

SPEAKERS AT THE EVENT:

Andrew Johnson – William Penn Foundation: Program Director, Watershed Protection

Bobby Henon – Councilman of Philadelphia’s 6th District

John Sabatina – PA State Senator (Awaiting confirmation if he will speak, has confirmed attendance)

Mike DiBerardinis – Managing Director, City of Philadelphia

Kathryn Ott Lovell – Commissioner Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Robert A. Borski – Chairman of the Board, DRCC

Mike Driscoll – State Representative

John Taylor – State Representative

Lou Iatarola – President of the Historical Society of Tacony

 

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