Watershed Parks

Philadelphia is home to seven watershed parks covering more than 4,500 acres.

Cobbs Creek Park

700 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Cobbs Creek Park comprises over 700 acres of forest, creek, recreational facilities and trails. The park’s amenities include: Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center, Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, the Laura Sims Skatehouse, the Philadelphia Water Department’s Marshall Road Stream Restoration Project as well as the Karakung Golf Course and bocce ball courts.

East Fairmount Park

1500 N 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

Covering 650 acres that border the eastern edge of the Schuylkill River, East Fairmount Park is home to the famous Schuylkill River Trail and its Boathouse Row, the Philadelphia Art Museum, East Park Reservoir, Smith Memorial Playground, and several historic houses. The acres of the former Lemon Hill estate, acquired by the City of Philadelphia in 1844, formed the basis for today's Fairmount Park.

FDR Park

2001 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

FDR Park is a 348 acre respite in South Philadelphia including 77 acres of natural lands, a golf course, 20 tennis courts, 8 playing fields, a playground and many other amenities.

Pennypack Park

Pennypack Pth, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

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.

Poquessing Park

10501 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115

Poquessing Park was established as a contiguous greenway to preserve the stream valleys and natural features of the Far Northeast. This interconnected system of park land provides over a hundred acres for passive recreation, while also functioning as a natural drainage area that carries stormwater runoff and aids in the recharging of groundwater.

Tacony Creek Park

1001-1255 E Cayuga St, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Tacony Creek Park provides outdoor recreation and nature trails in Northeast Philadelphia. The trail follows Tacony Creek Park and meanders through forest and meadow areas.

West Fairmount Park

Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA

1400-acres that are home to the Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the Horticulture Center, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Concourse Lake, historic houses, Chamounix Youth Hostel, and much more. The area surrounding Memorial Hall is known as the Centennial District. This is where the 1876 Centennial Exposition was held.

Wissahickon Valley Park

Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia, PA

A lovely, wooded valley with the Wissahickon Creek running through its entire seven-mile length, the Park extends from Chestnut Hill in the north to Manayunk in the southwest.