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Explore the pocket parks of Germantown Avenue with Feet First Philly and the Mount Airy Business Improvement District.
The City of Philadelphia’s Comprehensive Plan, Philadelphia 2035, set a bold vision that all residents will live within a 10-minute walk of a neighborhood park or recreation area. The Mt. Airy Business Improvement District is proud to have contributed to this goal by building six pocket parks along the Germantown Avenue commercial corridor.
We’ll meet at High Point Cafe, located at SEPTA’s Allen Lane Station (arrive early to grab coffee). From there, we will walk along the historic Germantown Avenue, where we will visit each pocket park and the sites of future pedestrian improvements.
You can return to Allen Lane Station by walking back along Germantown Ave. or riding the Route 23 bus. The SEPTA’s Carpenter Regional Rail Station is .5 miles from Zsa’s Ice Cream.
For Feet First Philly walks, we follow the City of Philadelphia’s mask guidelines.
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Time: 11:15 AM
Rain date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Meeting Point: High Point Cafe at Allen Lane Station, SEPTA Regional Rail
Walk distance: Almost 2 miles
Walk total time: About 1 hour
Walk Leaders: Erika Morgan, Feet First Philly Vice-chair
Will Fraser, Clean Air Council Transportation Project Manager
Candice Price, Garden Designer of Candice Price Garden Design
Partner organizations: Janis Risch, Executive Director
Mt. Airy Business Improvement District
Founded in 2007, Mt. Airy Business Improvement District’s mission is to clean, beautify and improve the Germantown Avenue commercial district in Mt. Airy. The Mt. Airy BID includes all properties on Germantown Avenue and some side streets between Cresheim Valley and Washington Lane.
Walk suggestions: We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and sunscreen and to bring water