Posts Tagged ‘trails’

Building Trails From The Past To The Future In Fairmount Park

Building Trails From The Past To The Future In Fairmount Park

June 23, 2015  |  Urbanism

In West Fairmount Park, a network of trails—hiking, biking, cross country—weaves across itself with seemingly little rhyme or reason. But the Fairmount Park Conservancy is leading a project with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to make the trails more sustainable and promote their use with better signage. Plan Philly's Jared Brey and Hidden City's Brad Maule lace up the boots and hit the trail > more

Fairmount Park: A New Map From An Old Style

Fairmount Park: A New Map From An Old Style

March 18, 2014  |  Art & Design

With her handmade map, South Philly artist Kim Alsbrooks brings Fairmount Park into the 21st Century by way of the Centennial Exhibition. The hand drawn map recalls ancient maps with an artistic focus and favors attention to bicycles > more

Fall Foliage Crushing On The Cresheim

Fall Foliage Crushing On The Cresheim

November 1, 2013  |  Photography

The first weekend in November means peak fall foliage in the Delaware Valley—it's clockwork by nature. While colorful scenes abound from West Philly to FDR Park and back up to Mayfair, perhaps nowhere in Philadelphia makes you want to zip up your autumn sweater and lace up your boots as does the Wissahickon under its annual kaleidoscope. Brad Maule left only footprints and took only these photos along the Cresheim Creek section of Wissahickon Park > more

New Park At Pier 68 Bookend Of $5 Million New Waterfront Investment

New Park At Pier 68 Bookend Of $5 Million New Waterfront Investment

October 3, 2013  |  Urbanism

New trail investment to be spurred by a William Penn Foundation grant will mean an unimpeded walk (or ride) from Walmart to Penn Treaty Park. More funding is needed, as Steve Currall reports > more

Waterfront Planners See Big Impact From Small Projects Underway

Waterfront Planners See Big Impact From Small Projects Underway

March 5, 2013  |  Art & Design

The groundbreaking for FringeArts' repurposing of the historic pumping station at Race Street is just one of many ongoing projects on the Delaware Riverfront. Greg Meckstroth reports on this and the others in progress > more