|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