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Philadelphia’s Frankford Arsenal Access to be Partially Closed
May 30, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 30) — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is alerting anglers and boaters that Philadelphia’s Frankford Arsenal access area will be partially closed on June 6-7 for preliminary site work as part of a plan to add the property to a national waterfront trail system.

The PFBC is working with the Philadelphia Parks Department on the development of the federally funded Kensington and Tacony (K&T) waterfront trail system. The Frankford property makes up a two-mile trail section of a planned continuous eight-mile riverfront trail system. The K&T section of this larger trail system is being developed on an abandoned riverfront Conrail freight rail line - the former Kensington and Tacony rail line - that begins at the Old Frankford Creek in Wissinoming and ends in Tacony.

Visitors to the access area will see traffic cones marking the areas which are closed. The restrictions will be in place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Also, the Frankford Arsenal site will be fully closed to the public from 8 a.m. on June 24 until 4:30 p.m. on June 26 for additional site work.

Frankford Arsenal Access is located at 5625 Tacony Street in Philadelphia. It is roughly 17 acres and includes a 6-lane concrete launching ramp with floating courtesy docks and a paved parking area which accommodates nearly 180 car-trailer parking spaces. 

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Eric Levis, Press Secretary

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