Posted on July 1, 2019
We celebrated the beginning of summer with partners, friends and neighbors from our Tacony Creek Park neighborhoods — from Juniata to Feltonville to Olney — at three Tacony Creek Park gateways on June 25, 26, and 27th. We greeted almost 500 participants, engaging them in meaningful conversations about positive park changes, free educational programs, and various ways to help improve this green space.
From free guided bicycle rides & bird walks, to making your own “Circuit Trail Mix” — there were many things to see, touch and create each day.
Thank you to the the following organizations that joined us to lead fun, interactive activities and hand-on crafts, along with community resources to get involved and learn more:
- Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
- Clean Air Council
- Clean Water Action
- Fabulous Faces
- Fairmount Water Works
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
- Greater Olney Free Library of Philadelphia
- Harcum College
- Resources for Human Development – Ideate
- Let’s Go Outdoors
- Public Health Management Corporation
- Riverfront North Partnership
- Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
- Philadelphia Streets Department
- Olney Culture Lab
- Philadelphia Water Department
- The Circuit Trails
- Urban Affairs Coalition
- The Discovery Center
- Temple University Hospital
- VURT Creative
We also want to thank our amazing volunteers, interns, and board members that helped make this event a success:
Jennifer, Kate, Sean, Debra, Siani, Sue, Marilyn, Maria, Luanda, Bob, Elizabeth, Allison, Kerry, Malcolm, Naseem.
Thank you ALL for making this a memorable and special event!
Visit our Calendar for more upcoming events like free Nature Walks, and walking and runnin groups. Want to get more involved in improving the park? Contact us!
Please remember, when you’re in the park, wear proper clothing and repellents to prevent tick bites and Lyme Disease.