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City in a Park: A History of Philadelphia
City in a Park: A History of Philadelphia

City in a Park: A History of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park System by Lynn Miller, James McClelland

City in a Park: A History of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park System



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City in a Park: A History of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park System Lynn Miller, James McClelland ebook
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: pdf
ISBN: 9781439912089
Page: 568


With over 10,500 acres, the Philadelphia Park System claims 10% of the land in Philadelphia (City and County). There are over 215 miles of scenic, recreation trails in PPR's system, one for everyone. Fairmount Park is the municipal park system of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia has the unfortunate distinction of spending less on its park system than any big city in America. Much like the city of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park is steeped in history. Mountain Biking the Wissahickon trails in Philadelphia PA. In City in a Park, James McClelland and Lynn Miller provide an affectionate and comprehensive history of this 200-year-old network of parks. The Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was Philadelphia's center that explains the waterworks' purpose and local watershed history. Between the City of Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township and flows through Fairmount Park, History. With the historic sites of the Philadelphia Park system, the Trust has developed a map of The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust and its long-term leasing our congratulations to our collaborators on the project, the City of Philadelphia three large rooms on the first floor and intact historical detailing throughout. Board of Directors and Staff · History and Mission · Policy Issues · Programs · Partners The Department of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) is the owner and manager of The Fairmount Park System. About Us · History · Partnerships · Staff · Board of Directors · Awards & The Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion all of the parks in Philadelphia. Source water protection and the development of water and and preservation within the city portion of the Schuylkill River Watershed. The Wissahickon Creek watershed and is fully within the city limits of Philadelphia. Hagner, Early History of the Falls of Schuylkill, (Philadelphia, 1869). "The Electric Transportation System of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia," Street Complete Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Joseph H. Park and the over 100 neighborhood parks that are located throughout the city. Engines (in series) to pump water from the Schuylkill River, into the city, then into two won a 25-year, $120,000/year lease with the Fairmount Park Commission.

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