Friday, May 10, 2013
A local group is trying to prevent a new development in Wissahickon Park.
While its future is somewhat up in the air at the moment, Save Wissahickon Parkhas set up an online petition against a proposed ropes course in the Roxborough greenery. You can view the petition here or at the group's Facebook page.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
In a statement, the Friends of the Wissahickon oppose the proposed ropes course to be built near the intersection of Henry and Wigard avenues.
The Friends of the Wissahickon announced on Wednesday that they would would not support a proposal from the city to place a tree top adventure course in Wissahickon Park at the intersection of Henry and Wigard avenues. “After lengthy deliberations, the Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) has decided not to support a proposed TreeTop Adventure concession in the Wissahickon,” a statement released Wednesday said. “This recommendation has been conveyed to the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, the final arbitrator on this proposal.” The statement continues: [This statement] follows up on a prior statement issued on February 2013 that listed a number of concerns. Although PPR was responsive to most of these conditions, several of them…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation is considering building a tree top obstacle course in Wissahickon Park.
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department is considering building a Treetop Adventure Course in the Wissahickon Valley Park as a way to “educate youth about forest ecosystem and provide healthy outdoor recreation.” Preliminary estimates put the annual income for such a course between $40,000-$50,000 annually based on what similar courses in other cities make. The course would consist of a series of walks, zip lines and other apparatus through the tree canopy. The construction of the course would be environmentally conscious, the Parks and Recreation Department says, and a new parking gravel parking lot would be built on the west side of Wigard Avenue near Henry Avenue adjacent to the course. The Parks and Recreation Department estimates…