Social Distancing Spotlight: Tacony Creek Park
Did you know Tacony Creek Park is within a 60 minute bike ride from most of Philadelphia and Camden? You can also walk here in under an hour from many neighborhoods in North Philadelphia. Now is a great time to take a long walk or bike ride, and GoPhillyGo is the best way to get directions to Tacony Creek Park, and many other accessible parks and trails during COVID-19.
Tacony Creek Park and its 3.2 mile paved trail connect Montgomery County to Juniata in North Philadelphia, and Roosevelt Boulevard roughly splits the park in half. Park gateways give direct access from every neighborhood along the way. Once you are in the park, the natural environment might make you forget that you are in one of the most densely populated parts of the city. Wildlife like great blue herons, deer, beavers, foxes, and hawks use this park as their natural habitat, so keep an eye out for them in your travels. Use this link to see the walkshed and bikeshed around the Tacony Creek Trail’s Roosevelt Boulevard underpass.
Spending time in a natural environment like Tacony Creek Park can be beneficial to your mental health, and a long bike ride or walk is great exercise. Transportation is the biggest source of air pollution, and many cities are seeing a decline in pollution due to less traffic. We hope this trend continues and want to make it easy for you to explore the region without a car. Visit www.gophillygo.org or download the Android app to find directions to Tacony Creek Park and many other great parks in the region. Follow the latest CDC guidelines, cover your face, and practice safe social distancing when you are outside.