25th and Locust Streets-Entrance to the Schuylkill River Trail
Fairmont Park has a really neat addition which incorporates a link between Center City, and up Kelly Drive. A jogging/biking/walking/roller blade trail which begins where Locust Street ends (at 25th Street) and runs past Philadelphia’s Fairmount WaterWorks along the Tidal section of the Schuylkill River, which they call Schuylkill Banks, up Kelly Drive, up to East Falls, and perhaps even beyond. From there I don’t know that section too well. But what a neat attraction for those who live in the area. Instead of jogging down the sidewalks of town, having to dodge traffic at every intersection, you now have the River trail that will allow you to see really neat stuff…like trees, grass, and people on bicycles. Cool.
I am amazed every time I drive past and see the throngs of folks out exercising, and making great use of this trail. A wonderful way to get city dwellers out into the park, and a great way to make our fair city a more useful, enjoyable, and healthy one!
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