Summer in Tacony Creek Park
How was your summer?
For Tacony Creek Park and its neighbors,
the summer was full of exciting programs with partners,
all with the goal of improving our creeks and strengthening stewardship.

Would you like a new Tacony Creek Park map?
Available in both Spanish and English!
Call 215-744-1853 and we'll mail you one!
Favorite Moments
We kicked off June with three Summer Block Parties! These community events featured group bicycle rides and a new water ice flavor: " Cocochata"!

Read more here. Photos here!
Jazz Concert
We celebrated our very first Jazz Concert in the park thanks to Councilwoman Cherelle Parker and Olney Culture Lab, featuring a performance by AMLA Latin Jazz Quartet.
Trail Ambassadors: Creekmobile Adventures
Thank you: Trail Ambassadors
Our Trail Ambassadors through the Alliance for Watershed Education and PowerCorps PHL contributed to our community outreach efforts, environmental education in Tacony Creek Park and bringing energy and enthusiasm to our team. We appreciate you!
Environmental Education with Recreation Centers
This summer, we led environmental education programs at Tacony Creek Park gateways using the Creekmobile . Local rec centers Ziehler Playground, Ferko Recreation Center and Piccoli Playground met up with us along the trail for fun lessons about how we can all take care of our creek and park.
Gere & Christina at BP
Roving Naturalists
in Tacony Creek Park
Have you ever been curious about what plants or animals live in the park? Every Saturday morning we walked with participants along the trail, identifying the wildlife we found using the free iNaturalist app. Check out what we've seen!
Thanks for joining us!
WeWalk PHL
For the past few months, community members have exercised and walked the trails of Tacony Creek Park together. See here to meet neighbors pledging to taking care of themselves! Watch for news about walking groups starting again this fall!
Nature's Hidden Surprises
Judith Gratz, our environmental educator led us on walks in Tacony Creek Park to discover many surprises. We learned about butterflies, bird migrations, watersheds, and so much more. Join us every month for a new adventure!
Park Safety
New Gate for Olney Avenue and Tabor Road gateway
Illegal dumping and vehicles on the trail have been a problem facing the park for a long time. Through a grant from Fed Ex and the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, and with support from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, we've installed a brand new gate and bollard at the Olney Avenue and Tabor Road park entrance. This gate and boulders will help prevent people illegally driving vehicles into the park while allowing pedestrians and bicycles to enter.
Walks through Tacony Creek Park with Police

Thank you to the 15th 24th, 25th, 2nd and 35th Police Districts for meeting with us at various Tacony Creek Park gateways to discuss safety and environmental concerns such as ATV usage and illegal dumping. Thank you for getting to know our TCP trails and committing to support our efforts to make the park safe for residents.
FREE walking group!
We Walk PHL is back, now with a weekend option! Join your neighbors for a healthy walk every week from September thru November!

Contact or 215-744-1853 to let us know if you will attend.
WHEN: Every Wednesday morning
Sept - November from 9 - 10 am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Whitaker Gateway, 635 Tampa Street 19120
WHEN: Every Saturday morning
Sept - November from 10 - 11 am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Adams Avenue Gateway, 313 Adams Avenue 19120
BioBlitz: Search for wildlife in our watershed!
Join us for a week-long BioBlitz for RiverDays !

Between September 15 to 22, use the free iNaturalist mobile app to track the wildlife you see across our watershed. Then add these sightings to our growing TTF page .

Participate on your own from anywhere in the watershed using the app , or join us for our in-person mini-blitzes throughout the week! Stay tuned for info about additional in-person events you can join .
Mini-Blitz in Philly
WHEN: Saturday, September 15
from 9 am - 12 pm
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I Street, Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: or 215-744-1853
Mini-Blitz in Montgomery County
WHEN: Saturday, September 22
from 8:30 am - 10 am
WHERE: Curtis Arboretum, 1250 Church Road, Wyncote 19095
RSVP: or 215-744-1853
Explore the Circuit: Tacony Creek
Take a bike ride with us and the Bicycle Coalition along Tacony Creek!
Learn about the ongoing development of this trail and visit the new trail connection underneath Roosevelt Boulevard. The route will cover from 6 to 14 miles, out-and-back, depending on the group.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept 16 from 1 - 4 pm
INFO & TICKETS: Click here!
TTF guests can register for free! Contact
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