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.

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!