Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Fairmount Park Bicycle Tour

Darren Fava and Rob Armstrong of Department of Parks and Recreation are leading a two-hour bicycle tour of Fairmount Park  to benefit the Preservation Alliance on Sunday 8/22 from 10-12noon.  The tour will explore the history, art and architecture of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.  

Starting at Lloyd Hall on historic Boathouse Row, you will first visit the Water Works and nearby Lemon Hill Estate where the park began as a drinking water protection plan.  The tour continues along Kelly Drive to see pieces of the extensive outdoor art collection that comprises the park's "museum without walls." The tour crosses the Falls Bridge and returns along MLK Drive in West Park where the history of the Centennial District will be explored.  Participants must wear a helmet, have city cycling experience and a bicycle in good working order.  Purchase tickets here.