Work will begin this week on trail to Rush Park

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. ••

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