The city does pay contractors to set up and service portable toilets at Wissahickon Valley Park and a number of other sites every year.
The city does pay contractors to set up and service portable toilets at Wissahickon Valley Park and a number of other sites every year. However, many people find them unpleasant, especially if they have not been recently cleaned and resupplied.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Wissahickon Valley Park free?
There are no fees, public park with ample parking.
Is Wissahickon Valley Park Safe?
Safety. Wissahickon Valley Park is an 1800-acre public park in a big city. You should remember the following when in the park: Swimming in Philadelphia's rivers and streams is not permitted due to risks of drowning and injury from submerged objects, as well as the need to protect the water quality.
Can you swim at Wissahickon Valley Park?
The short answer is no. Swimming in the creek is prohibited, according to both rules from the Friends of the Wissahickon, the steward organization overseeing the 1,800-acre park. ... For a list of all the actives you can do in the park check out Friends of the Wissahickon site.
Is the Wissahickon Creek Clean?
Tests by the Philadelphia Water Department show that although the water's quality is improving, the creek is still not clean enough to swim in. The last comprehensive report for the Wissahickon was done 10 years ago.
Where are the entrances to the Wissahickon Valley Park?
Friends of the Wissahickon publishes a detailed, fold-out map of the Wissahickon Valley Park, showing trails, structures and places of interest in the park. Buy it here. The main entrances to the park are: 76 West across the Walt Whitman to Lincoln Drive, follow directions from Main Line.
Where is Wissahickon Park in Philadelphia, PA?
Enter Wissahickon park. Wissahickon is 1,800 acres of green space located right next to Fairmount and Manayunk in Philadelphia. Hike, bike, or walk one of their many trails, tramp through the woods, or go fishing along the creek.
Why was Fairmount Park built in Wissahickon Valley?
The Fairmount Park Commission acquired the 1,800 acres of the Wissahickon Valley in 1868 in order to preserve the purity of the city’s water supply. Mills and taverns were demolished, and in 1920, the wide road paralleling the creek was closed to vehicular traffic and became Forbidden Drive.
What to do in Wissahickon Park in Wisconsin?
The park has a restaurant right in the center if you're looking for a quick bite along the way. There's plenty to see and do. Walk, bike, horseback riding, and relaxing on a park bench doing nothing at all. It's up to you and your current mood.