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 and monthly meetings on matters concerning the park and environment.

Some FOPP Recent Accomplishments

  • In 1986 Pennypack on the Delaware was being used as a dump, we caused it to be reclaimed as parkland. We need your help to keep advocating for your park!

  • We were instrumental in urging the transformation of the Tot Lot at Susquehanna & Verree to become an “all kids” playground. We need your energy and involvement to fight for needed improvements to your park!

  • Since 2001 alone, we have planted nearly 2,000 trees. We need your help to plant more trees in your park and take care of the trees we have!

  • In the last 10 years alone we’ve removed 4,000 bags of trash & cans, 60 shopping carts, and 100 tires! We need your help to keep your park and creek clean!

  • We have been Recycling for 20 years. We need you to spread the word – reduce, reuse, recycle!