This historic time has reshaped how we interact with people and our environment. We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines and practice safe social distancing during COVID-19. Since it looks like we are in for at least another month of quarantine, we would like to remind you that as of now, you can still leave your residence for walks and bike rides as long as you practice safe social distancing. That means keeping at least six-feet away from other people.
Philadelphians are fortunate to live near an abundance of urban greenspaces, and we want you to continue to enjoy all the mental and physical health benefits of spending time outside. We made some adjustments to the GoPhillyGo mobile site and Android app, so you can find places that are still open during this public health emergency. We temporarily removed the destinations that are not open to the public, so every place you see on GoPhillyGo is a place you can visit today.
Take the time to plan a walk to a park near your house, or a long bike ride to Tacony Creek Park, Pennypack on the Delaware, and other great parks around the region. Let GoPhillyGo help you break up this extended quarantine, and get you back to enjoying nature. Safe social distancing will slow the spread of the virus, so make sure you follow all CDC guidelines as you enjoy the outdoors. Stay healthy, from GoPhillyGo.
Tacony Creek Park
Access Tacony Creek Park from 10 gateways along 300 acres of park space in North Philadelphia. The paved greenway extends from the Montgomery County line to the Juniata neighborhood in Philadelphia and follows Tacony Creek as it winds through cliffs and forests. Visitors will find smaller unpaved trails with access to the creek so you can relax by the water. Click here for directions to Tacony Creek Park.
Cobbs Creek Park
A brand new trail segment between Island Avenue and 70th Street pushes the Cobbs Creek Trail total length to just over 4 miles. Trail users can ride, walk, or roll along the paved greenway above the creek, or take one of the pathways into the park and follow a series of unpaved trails along the creek. Cobbs Creek Trail is also close to other great parks like Morris Park and Haddington Woods. Click here for directions to Cobbs Creek Park.
Enjoy 9 miles of paved greenway along the Pennypack Creek in Philadelphia and another 6 miles of unpaved trail in Montgomery County. You will find great parks along the Pennypack Trail like Pennypack on the Delaware in Holmesburg and Lorimer Park in Montgomery County and trail entrances at most major roadway crossings. Click here for directions to Pennypack on the Delaware and Lorimer Park.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park
Explore lakes, marshland, and 2.2 miles of paved trails at this fantastic urban park in South Philadelphia. This park is filled with wildlife, and the fields and trails provide more than enough space to maintain safe social distancing. You can access the park from several entrances along South Broad Street and Pattison Avenue. Click here for directions to FDR Park.
Fairmount Park - East Park and West Park
Fairmount Park straddles the Schuylkill River and is a great place to spread out and enjoy nature. Both sides have a network of paved and unpaved trails that lead to a variety of unique destinations and points of interest. Use the Falls and Strawberry Mansion Bridges to cross the river. Click here for directions to East Park and here for West Park.