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Philadelphia’s Frankford Arsenal Access to be Temporarily Closed
July 3, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 3) — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is alerting anglers and boaters that Philadelphia’s Frankford Arsenal access area will be temporarily closed to the public on July 10-11 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 will provide the link between a two-mile section and a six-mile 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. 

The Frankford Arsenal site will be fully closed to the public from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.

The 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. 

Eric Levis, Press Secretary

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
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