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Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center

For over 2 decades, the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center (CCCEEC) has served as a natural laboratory for STEM education, environmental conservation and stewardship for West and Southwest Philadelphia. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, students and residents are invited to plant, weed, cultivate, and harvest vegetables providing fresh produce to the community free of charge. Located on 965 acres, the center is surrounded by both Cobbs and Naylor’s Run Creeks, which flow together to form all 2.5 acres of Naylor’s Run Wetland. Running 3.7 miles alongside the center is the Cobbs Creek Parkway, which was built in 1911; It is an asphalt paved trail with that connects users to several historic and educational sites, such as CCCEEC. Just north lies the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center that includes multiple playgrounds, tennis courts, and Laura Sims Skatehouse, which has a pool, gymnasium, indoor locker rooms, indoor basketball court and a skating area. Laura Sims Skatehouse offers ice hockey programs in the winter and roller hockey programs in the summer. Currently, CCCEEC offers a series of public programs geared towards families called "Second Saturdays,” as well as other seasonal public programming. Open daily 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free admission.

For more information, or to book a tour, contact Alicia Burbage, Program Assistant Director, at 215-685-1900

Upcoming Events: http://cleanair.org/wp-content/uploads/CobbsCreekProgramming-1.pdf

CCCEEC Unofficial Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCCEEC/?fref=ts

CCCEEC Instagram: @CCCEEC215

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