About Friends of Pennypack Park

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In 1987, several individuals concerned about the decline in the condition of Pennypack Park had a vision to form an organization which would become an advocate for the park and actively improve its condition. It was determined that this would not be a discussion group, but a roll-up-your sleeves and get things done organization. Current activities of the FOPP include: conducting monthly history and nature walks, monthly park clean-ups, monthly meetings on matters concerning the park and environment, and monitoring the quality of the water in Pennypack Creek on a regular basis.

Some past accomplishments of the FOPP include: placing public telephones in the park, repairing and replacing picnic tables and benches throughout the park, placing additional trash cans throughout the park, erecting gates at trail entrances to keep unauthorized motor vehicles out of the park, and installing informational signs at park entrances.