This weekend kicks off Love Your Park Week and more than 100 different parks within Philadelphia are holding special events, volunteer cleanups, and openings. You can take a free boat trip on the lower Schuylkill River at Bartram’s Garden or sit back in one of the hammocks at Spruce Street Harbor Park along the Delaware River
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Pump tracks challenge mountain bike riders to create momentum through motion and shifting body weight rather than pedaling. Philadelphia has its very own pump track in Fairmount Park, and they are kicking their season off this weekend with their annual Pump Jam. Come out and help put the final touches on the track and parts of the crossbow trail, then stay for open riding, food, games, and music. As always, bikes and helmets are FREE for anyone to borrow and ride!
Treetop Quest is the new treetop obstacle course in Fairmount Park. This is the only Treetop Quest located outside of the Southern US, and is opening their season this weekend. You can ride a zipline, jump across suspended obstacles, and climb your way through the trees. The course will be open on weekends until the beginning of June when it will be open daily through August.
Join the Tacony Creek Park Keepers and TTF Watershed Partnership at the pedestrian bridge near Adams Ave and Crescentville Rd and help clean up this section of the Tacony Creek Trail. When it rains, trash from nearby streets washes up along the flood plains near the trail. So come out and take the time to pick up trash, and enjoy some refreshments with your fellow volunteers!
Head to Bartram’s Garden this Saturday for two great events. It’s time for some Spring yard work at the nation’s oldest botanical garden. Help clean out with seasonal tasks like weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning, and light maintenance. Then enjoy free boat trips along this quiet section of the Schuylkill River. Bartram’s will provide the boats and all safety equipment and no boating experience is necessary!
This urban waterfront park along the Delaware River is a modern oasis for people of all ages. Kids will find boardwalk style games, ice cream, and cotton candy, while adults can indulge in food and drink from a wide variety of local restaurants and craft breweries. The entire park glows at night with multi-colored lights creating a vibrant scene to take in while laying in one of the hammocks between the trees. Spruce Street Harbor Park is accessible to several bus routes and the Market Frankford El.