|Philadelphia, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will conduct the annual removal of the floating docks and walkways at the Frankford Arsenal Access on the Delaware River in Philadelphia on October 18th, 2010. The removal is two weeks earlier than normal which will enable PFBC construction crews additional time to refurbish the docks and walkways. In addition, the piers are also going to be refurbished starting October 18th and there will be limited access to the launch ramps for approximately two weeks. During this time boaters are advised to use the Tacony Access. Tacony is located just north of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge on Milnor and Princeton Avenue and provides public access to the Delaware River.
The improved docks and walkways are expected to be re-installed during the spring of 2011. Exact dates will be determined based on weather and site conditions next spring.
The PFBC manages some 300 state properties to provide free boat launch and/or fishing opportunities on the waters of the Commonwealth. The Frankford Arsenal Access is one of the most popular public recreational fishing and boating sites on the lower Delaware River.
The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.
Ryan Walt, Regional Outreach & Education Coordinator