The City of Philadelphia has a variety of trails, including the major Schuylkill River Trail and the East Coast Greenway. Most Philadelphia trails are within the Fairmount Park system, managed by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. These major watershed trails are within various parks, such as the Wissahickon Valley Park, Pennypack Park, Poquessing Creek Park, Tacony Creek Park, and Cobbs Creek Park. In addition, trails exist within East and West Fairmount Park, along the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers, and FDR Park.
Getting to the trails is half the fun, take a look at the City of Philadelphia's Bike Map to find the best routes.
In 2011, the DVRPC Regional Trails Program awarded funding to six projects in Philadelphia: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation was arded $500,000 for the construction of the Tacony Frankford Greenway Trail, and $165,000 for land aquisition for the Schulkill South Trail. Delaware River Waterfront Corporation was awarded $500,000 for the design and construction of the Penn Street Trail. Schykill River Development Corporation was awarded $260,000 for preliminary design of a Schuylkill River bike/ped crossing at Grays Ferry. Manayunk Development Corporation was awarded $400,000 for the design of the Manayunk Bridge. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council was awarded $75,000 towards design of the Spring Garden Street Greenway.
In 2012, the DVRPC Regional Trails Program awarded funding to three projects in Philadelphia: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation was awarded $60,000 for design of the East Coast Greenway between SugarHouse Casino and Penn Treaty Park. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department were awarded $60,000 for a feasibility study for the Frankford Creek Greenway. Manayunk Development Corporation was awarded $60,000 for feasability planning of the Ivy Ridge Trail.
In 2013, the DVRPC Regional Trails Program awarded funding to three projects in Philadelphia: The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities was awarded $60,000 for construction engineering services on the Manayunk Bridge Trail. Delaware River City Corporation was awarded $300,000 for design and engineering of the Tacony/Holmesburg Gap Waterfront Trail. The Department of Parks and Recreaton was awarded $275,000 for the construction of the Cobbs Creek Connector Trail.