*This event has reached capacity. Please email feetfirstphilly@cleanair.org to put your name on a list for spots that open up prior to the event.

Explore the pocket parks of Germantown Avenue with Feet First Philly and the Mount Airy Business Improvement District.

Carpenter Pocket Park sits at the doorway to Fino’s Pizza and offers a backdrop of green native plantings and seating space to enjoy a slice.

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. 

This walk is almost 2 miles one-way. When the walk is over, join Feet First Philly at Zsa’s Ice Cream (6616 Germantown Ave.). 

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

Price: Free

Rain date: Saturday, May 21, 2022

Meeting Point: High Point Cafe at Allen Lane Station, SEPTA Regional Rail

7210 Cresheim Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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