Friends of the Cresheim Trail’s next volunteer workday is coming on Saturday, April 15th. (We have them on the third Saturday of each month.) This month’s worksite will be a little different — Cresheim Trail adjacent, but in plain sight from the trail. After some great discussion with the Chestnut Hill Greenspace Committee and Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting, we’re excited to open a quarter-mile segment of trail of otherwise dormant parkland parallel to Cresheim Valley Drive, and thus parallel to the Cresheim Trail’s segment between Germantown and Stenton Avenues.
The trail will reopen a what was once a community asset — the ‘Woodward Rock Garden,’ a beautification project created after the closure of a quarry that left behind some interesting, rocky topography. The image above, a detail from Friends of the Wissahickon‘s 1946 map of the Wissahickon Valley, shows the location of the Woodward Rock Garden at lower right.
We’ll meet at 9am at the Mermaid Pocket Park (between Chestnut Hill Flower Shop and Mermaid Inn), roughly 7641 Germantown Avenue.