Monday, July 22, 2013

Exploring Mill Creek - WPR Run Update July 24

A pretty kick-ass creek once ran straight through the heart of West Philly. However, as  urban expansion marched west, Mill Creek, which was prone to flooding and wrecking the place, was encased in giant concrete tunnels and buried underground (it still empties out by Woodland Cemetery. Like many things Philly did in the past, this project has had some minor issues, like the giant pipe collapsing and taking out whole blocks of homes. NBD.

These days, the old Mill Creek watercourse is dotted with gardens and parks. We're going to do some exploring in honor of this West Philly legacy. Our run will take us past Plotland Community Garden, Walnut Hill Farm, Mill Creek Playground, Mill Creek Farm, West Mill Creek Park, (then coming back down and around to) Woodland Playground, Clark Park and the Lower Mill Creek Garden. This week's routes are a bit windy, so study up.

2 Miler


4 Miler


6 Miler