Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Brandywine Tour - September 1st
Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Cooper River - September 7th
Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Scenic Schuylkill Century - September 8th
Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Chester Valley Trail - September 21st
Circuit Commitment Campaign Talk at TTF Meeting - September 24th
Circuit Postcard Trail Day - Bucks County - September 28th
Delaware River Heritage Trail Ribbon Cutting - September 8th
Delaware River Heritage Ride - September 8th
Cynwyd Heritage Trail Planting Prep - September 14th
Discover the Hidden River at Gray's Ferry Crescent - September 20-22nd
Millennium Bridge Lighting Ceremony on Schuylkill Banks - September 26th
Schuylkill Banks Movie Night - Moonrise Kingdom - September 5th
Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tour - September 5th
Basic Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tours - September 5th-28th
Schuylkill Riverboat Tour to Bartram's Garden - September 8th
Basic Schuylkill River Kayak Tours - September 8th
Schuylkill Banks Movie Night - Rocky - September 12th
Schuylkill Riverboat to Bartram's Garden - September 14th
Basic Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tour - September 21st
Moonlight Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tour - September 21st
Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tour - September 21st
Basic Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tour - September 28th
Early Bird Rate for Cycles & Cemeteries Ride - September 5th
Delaware River Heritage Trail Ride - September 8th
Cycles and Cemeteries Ride - September 21st
West Laurel Hill Woof Walk - September 21st
Get Your Tail on the Trail - September 28th
2013 Philly Fun Fishing Fest - September 7th
Trust 5K Walk/Run on the D&L - September 7th
Dance on Falls Bridge - September 7th
Friends of Schuylkill Bank Soiree - September 14th
2013 Pennsylvania Greenways and Trail Summit - September 15-17th
Cobbs Creek Trail pre-proposal RFP meeting - September 12th
Event: Workday on the Trail
Date: Saturday 2/16/13
Time: 9:00a - 1:00p
Location: Barmouth Trailhead, end of Levering Mill Road, after
crossing Belmont Avenue
Who: Everyone is welcome, bring your kids, a friend, a neighbor
Spend a Saturday morning in the beautiful outdoors helping to maintain your Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
There is plenty to do as we slowly transform the Trail from a neglected wasteland into a beautiful open space right through the middle of Bala Cynwyd.
On Monday January 21, MLK Day, over 100 volunteers came out to help us cut and clear debris and overgrowth from the area bordering Cynwyd Park. This Saturday, we'll be giving tender care to the dozens of trees and plantings in and around The Barmouth Trailhead. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Tail (FOCHT).
So, dress warmly and come out and spend what is sure to be a productive day to improve your Cynwyd Heritage Trail!
See you on the Trail!
--Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Visit our web site www.cynwydtrail.org for current developments, membership, and volunteer information
or contact . Please consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated volunteers to support the design and construction of the Trail.
Currently, Friends engage volunteer efforts to beautify the Trail and secure financial support to sustain and enhance the park and its natural, educational, and recreational resources.
Interested in volunteering on Martin Luther King Day for a trail-related cause? The Friends of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail are hosting their (4th) annual MLK Volunteer Day of Service along the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Cynwyd Park parking lot in Bala Cynwyd
Who: All ages
Parking is available in the Bala Cynwyd Park parking lot, along Trevor Lane, and at the Barmouth Station on the Trail (end of Levering Mill Road after crossing Belmont Ave). Or you can bike there!
Tools, gloves, instructions, and refreshments will be provided. Donations of food and refreshments will also be appreciated. For questions, contact .
October 19th - Port Richmond Trail
The only trail segment of the East Coast Greenway that received TIGER funds will break ground on October 19th at 10am. The event will be held at the intersection of Delaware & Allegheny Avenues, just north of the entrance to Pulaski Park. The Delaware River City Corporation is the sponsoring organization, along with Philadephia's Parks and Recreation.
October 20th - Connector Bridge
Another trail segment that received TIGER funding is the Connector Bridge, which will provide a above grade crossing between Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park. This long anticipated bridge, which the City of Philadelphia built to complement the two at-grade crossings that opened earlier this year, will get a big ribbon cutting on Saturday afternoon at 1pm. Philadelphia Park and Recreation and Schuylkill River Development Corporation are the sponsoring organizations. Concurrently, the Friends of Schuylkill River Park is holding its Fall Festival from 10-3pm and the Schuylkill River Park Alliance is holding its 5K Runnin on the River Race at 8am.
October 28th - Cynwyd TrailHead and Station Rehab Ribbon Cutting – Cynwyd, Lower Merion Twp, PA – Lower Merion Twp Planning Commission. 12 Noon. This event is being held in conjunction with the Friends of Cynwyd Trail Fall Festival and will comprise a ribbon cuttinf ro the $625,000 Cynwyd Station Trailhead and $1M renovation of the Cynwyd Station.
There are a number of trails under construction that are going to make an appearance soon.
Connector Bridge -- The installation of railings on the prefabricated truss bridge and approach ramps is underway on the Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge project over the CSX tracks between Spruce and Locust Streets. Work continues on the restoration of the Schuylkill River Park and Schuylkill Banks. The City hopes to have an opening ceremony in October, possibly in conjunction with Schuylkill River Park's Fall Festival. Some delays in the procurement of light fixtures may impact a complete opening of the bridge on that day. SRDC will have more information about the opening ceremony in its August newsletter.
Shawmont to Port Royal Avenue -- Construction of the portion of trail from Port Royal Avenue to Montgomery County line is complete. Work continues on the section from Shawmont to Port Royal along Nixon Street, including paving and completion of a retaining wall along the trail parallel to Nixon Street. Work is expected to be completed in Fall 2012.
Walnut Street Bridge Gateway - The Walnut Street Bridge project is moving along smoothly. Decorative granite pavers were installed on the south sidewalk and the new pedestrian lights have been erected. Some of the “expressway-like” overhead signs have been replaced with smaller signs that are more in keeping with the scale of the bridge, and the rest will be replaced soon. The south sidewalk is finished, so the contractor has switched traffic patterns and is doing similar work on north sidewalk. When this project is completed in September, vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians should all enjoy a safer, and cheerier, crossing of the river.
Cynwyd Station & Cynwyd Trailhead -- Two projects are nearing completion and there is an October 28th date set for a ribbon cutting for both.
58th Street Greenway -- The trail is being paved this summer. Trees, lighting, and pedestrian signage will be installed early this fall and a ribbon cutting to follow. Programming to celebrate the greenway is already underway through the Get Active 58th! program.
Camden Greenway -- Three projects are under construction that will significantly enhance the Camden Greenway: Pearl Street (next to the Ben Franklin Bridge), MLK Boulevard Waterfront Connection, and Pine Street Connector
Tacony Creek - Trail construction of Phase 1 (I & Ramona to Whitaker Avenue) is underway as of July 2012.
Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk
Port Richmond Section of the East Coast Greenway
Penn Street Trail
Realignment of the Delaware Riverfront Trail between Pier 70 and Washington Avenue
Last night, the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners approved a settlement agreement and a Preliminary Plan with O’Neill Properties to allow them to develop 569 apartments along the Schuylkill River in Lower Merion. The pending litigation and various lawsuits need to be resolved, but it is very likely that construction will begin later this year.
The first phase of construction will include construction of an 8’ pedestrian outrigger on the Pencoyd Bridge from Philadelphia to Lower Merion, construction of a .75 mile long, 14’ wide multi-purpose trail along the waterfront, and construction of 2 large public gathering space/plazas at the base of the bridges at either end of the site. The western end of the site will include a 9,000 sq. ft landscaped plaza overlooking Venice island.
O'Neill will also contribute approximately $550,000 as the project is being built, money which will be used to build a connection between his property and the Cynwyd Trail through the Township-owned Connelly property.
This segment is an important connection to the Schuylkill River Trail. It will help facilitate a loop from the Pencoyd Bridge on Main Street (Manayunk) over to Lower Merion Township, up to the Cynwyd Trail, over the Manayunk Bridge and back to Main Street. Congratulations to Lower Merion Township for closing this important trail gap!