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Trails Through Time

Trails Through Time 
An ongoing Tacony Creek Park History Tour Series
Join leader Bob Thomas, President/Co-founding Board member of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance and TTF Board Director! As a founding partner of Campbell Thomas & Co. Architects, Bob specializes in historic preservation, energy-conscious designs, community development and greenways.
Walk with Bob as he leads us through the 300 year old streets of Frankford and Juniata Park.  See mills and factory buildings that used water from the Frankford Creek. Walk along new trails in Tacony Creek Park and enjoy the beautiful Friends Hospital grounds.
Saturday, October 10
At 9 a.m.: Meet us at the SEPTA Church Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line (4300 N. Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia 19124)
At 10:15 a.m.: Meet us at the Tacony Creek Park Gateway at I Street and Ramona Avenue (4528 I Street, Philadelphia 19124)
Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Parks Alliance (PPA).
Tour cost: $15 for PPA members/$20 for non-members.
Tacony Creek Park neighbors welcome as guests of TTF.
Public transportation is available to these locations.
RVSP to Robin Irizarry by October 8th. or 215.744.1853


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TTF Watershed program on Whitaker Mill at Historical Society of Frankford

As part of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford (TTF) Watershed Partnership‘s “Trails Through Time” series, local author and historian Fred Maurer presented a history of Whitaker Mill in Tacony Creek Park at the Historical Society of Frankford on Saturday evening, July 18th.   With photographs, newspaper articles, and an engaging slide presentation, Fred shared the evolution of Henry Whitaker’s textile mill, built in 1813 at Cedar Grove along Tacony Creek.  Those in the audience, many of whom live in the area adjacent to the original mill, enjoyed refreshments and the opportunity to view some of the Historical Society of Frankford’s items related to the Mill.

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Follow this link to a blog post by   for more information and some great photos from Fred’s presentation.


The TTF Watershed Partnership, located in the repurposed Globe Dye Works at 4500 Worth Street in Frankford, shared maps and information on their ongoing efforts to improve the health and vitality of the watershed neighborhood by engaging communities in education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy.

More information is available at and