Work was scheduled to begin this week on a hiking-biking-equestrian trail that will link Junod Playground on Dunks Ferry Road in Parkwood to Poquessing Creek Park and on to Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton Road and the Boulevard.
The 12-foot-wide trail will run for 1.3 miles near the Poquessing Creek, the city’s border with Bucks County, according to Rob Armstrong, the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation’s preservation and capital projects manager.
The million-dollar project is expected to be completed before the end of the year, Armstrong said in a March 28 phone interview. Half of the money will come from the city and half from the state, he said.
The paved asphalt trail will go into the woods, using some easements through privately owned land and into the underused Poquessing Creek Park, he said.
Benjamin Rush State Park recently was upgraded by the state and now includes a hiking and biking trail as well as its mammoth community garden and field used by a members of a radio-controlled model airplane club. ••