Visit the Park

The land that is now Tacony Creek Park was once used as hunting grounds by the native Lenape people. When Europeans arrived they began to build mills and farms along the creek, clearing most of the forest. By 1915, this green-space was preserved by the City of Philadelphia as parkland in order to protect the health of the creek. Today half of the park is made up of forest and meadow, and is home to many species of birds and other wildlife. The remaining half is Juniata Golf course, located within the southern end of the park; it has operated since 1927. For more park and watershed history, Click here.

A 3.2 mile paved walking, running and bicycling trail runs through the entire length of the park. It is open to the public from dawn to dusk, and accessed by 10 neighborhood gateways in Olney, Lawncrest, Feltonville, Northwood, Juniata and Frankford.

Find your closest park gateway!

Click the dots on the map to see more details about the park gateways and other special features of the park.

How do I get to Tacony Creek Park using SEPTA?
The following Gateways can be accessed by bus:

  • I St & Ramona Ave Gateway - 89 bus (stops at I St & Hunting Park Ave)
  • Whitaker Ave Gateway - 75 bus (stops at Whitaker and Wyoming)
  • Rorer St Gateway - R bus, J bus
  • Bingham St Gateway- R bus, J bus
  • Tabor Rd Gateway- 26 bus
  • Rising Sun Ave Gateway- 18 bus, 26 bus
  • Adams Ave Gateway - K bus, 57 bus
  • Cheltenham Ave - 57 bus