58th St. Greenway (Southwest Philadelphia)

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Overview of the East Coast Greenway in Southwest Philadelphia

The East Coast Greenway enters Pennsylvania in Bucks County from Trenton, NJ. and winds it way along the Delaware River as it heads into Philadelphia.

PEC is working on segments of the trail through Center City Philadelphia, and designing trail segments that connect Bartram's Garden (along the Schuylkill) to the existing Cobbs Creek trail - via 58th Street.

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is working with the national East Coast Greenway Alliance, and local partners to fill in gaps along the route through Philadelphia.

PEC is currently working to select a consultant to design the trail along 58th Street. This greenway will reconnect southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods to the Schuylkill River and Cobbs Creek.

Update: The 58th Street Greenway is Under Construction! Click here for more information.

Meyers Recreation Center now

 

Meyers Recreation Center- with a greenway (rendering)

 

Kinsessing now

 

Kingsessing with a greenway (rendering)

 


 

Learn More

Below are links to maps, reports, meeting minutes, etc. regarding the East Coast Greenway through Southwest Philadelphia. For further information, contact Spencer Finch, Director of Sustainable Communities for PEC at sfinch@pecpa.org

58th Street Greenway Newsletter 4.

58th Street Greenway Newsletter 3 and Special Insert.

58th Street Greenway Newsletter 2 - the second issue of the newsletter features local commentary and the latest project info.

58th Street Greenway Project Newsletter - featuring background on the project, info on how to get involved, and an inspirational story about greenway efforts in the South Bronx.

58th Street Greenway Fact Sheet - the who, what and why of the greenway development


Take Action!

Help us build this trail (no shovel required!).

  1. Ask PEC to make a presentation about the ECG to your group
  2. Get outside and ride completed sections of the trail. Click here to download the Pennsylvania/Delaware trail map
  3. Then tell others about it by posting your stories to the ECG Trail Tales page
  4. Donate to the East Coast Greenway Alliance for trailwork nationwide or donate to PEC to help efforts locally.

Click here for a complete list of action items identified at the East Coast Greenway Summit in May 2009.