1. Pulaski Park
Facilities: Locals come to this small park nestled between industrial properties for fishing and relaxation. The New Kensington CDC and area residents have developed a Master Plan developed to revitalize this local gem.
Future Access: Orthodox Street at N. Delaware Avenue
This park project will soon be awarded a designer followed by the actual construction of the park. Anticipated completion and opening is aimed for 2020.
More information on this brand new park we are developing can be found HERE.
3. Frankford Arsenal Boat Launch
Facilities: This facility can accommodate a large number of vehicles for the boat launch in this location and anglers find it to be a very pleasant site to fish. The park will serve as a major trailhead for the East Coast Greenway Trail.
4. Lardner’s Point Park
Facilities: Lardner’s Point is a major trailhead for the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway Trail. It provides space to walk, bicycle, and relax along a very scenic stretch of the Delaware just below the iconic Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Visitors fish from the pier, picnic at handicap-accessible tables, observe wildlife, and traverse a multi-use path through native meadows. Interpretive signage highlights the history of the site and the park’s restored freshwater tidal wetlands, meadows and riparian forest. The park’s varied habitats attract many birds, amphibians, insects, and fish. Visitors have spotted bald eagles, striped bass, Eastern red-bellied turtles, owls, and more.
5. Tacony Boat Launch
Facilities: The Tacony Boat Launch is a much smaller site for launching a boat or spending a quiet afternoon with your rod and reel.
6. Pennypack on the Delaware
Facilities: This park’s recreational trail along the riverbank connects several baseball and soccer fields with opportunities for walking, bicycling, and fishing. Picnic areas, a pier, a gazebo, and a pavilion overlook a small but beautiful tidal wetland preserve that leads to the mouth of the Pennypack Creek. A pair of bald eagles nests in this area. Beginning with a bridge spanning the creek, the Baxter Trail is to be constructed in the fall of 2014/2015. The 2 mile trail will link Pennypack on the Delaware to Pleasant Hill Park to the Baxter Trail.
7. Pleasant Hill Park & Boat Launch
Facilities: Pleasant Hill Park and Boat Launch is a 35 acre recreational area with facilities that include fish ponds (known as the fish hatcheries), a public boat launch, softball fields, walking paths and riverfront viewing and access. The Department of Parks and Recreation recently completed implementation of a new Master Plan for the park. The work included a new playground, upgrades to the fishing ponds and viewing areas, improved parking lots with a bio swale and plantings to filter runoff before it reaches the river, and a riverfront pedestrian path. The Baxter Trail will be completed in 2015, extending from Pennypack on the Delaware Park, linking the two parks with a multi-use trail.
8. Glen Foerd on the Delaware
Facilities: This beautiful Italianate mansion is a must-see for visitors to the Delaware riverfront. The mansion is located on 19 acres of acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds affording wonderful scenic views of the Delaware River. The grounds are currently undergoing a restoration to return them to the original design of noted landscape architects James Bush-Brown and Thomas Sears.