Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Manayunk Tow Path Ribbon Cutting Feb. 23 features VIPs

Kudos to Philly's Park and Recreation Department (PPR) for doing a bang up job repairing and improving the Manayunk Tow Path. It was done in record time (a mere several months!) and PPR accomplished a lot with its funding from PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

In addition to the much improved extension of the trail at Shawmont that enables you to avoid much of the cobblestone at the curve, PPR resurfaced the existing gravel path with new stone screenings, constructed new asphalt pavement leading up to four existing wood bridges, and repaired the existing wood railing, posts and planks on said bridges.

This week, PPR and DCNR are holding a ribbon cutting. This is your chance to meet the Secretary of DCNR and Mayor Nutter.

What: Mayor Nutter cuts the ribbon on the new Manayunk Canal Tow Path
When: February 23 at 11:30 am
Where: Lock Street entrance off Main Street