From Pennypack to Wissahickon, reservations about treetop adventure

By Alaina Mabaso for NewsWorks

This week, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation confirmed that Northwest Philadelphia residents opposed to a treetop adventure course in Wissahickon Valley Park may have gotten their wish, at least for now.

According to a Thursday statement, Parks and Rec “is deferring further public action and discussion regarding the Tree Top Adventure course in the Wissahickon Valley to conduct an internal re-evaluation of the concept.”

Citing the value of a “collaborative process” in re-examining the proposal, Parks and Rec still affirmed its belief that the course would be “an innovative and appropriate strategy” for education and future engagement.

The statement comes on the heels of a Wednesday announcement from the Friends of the Wissahickon – who tentatively supported the proposal in February, pending certain conditions – stating the group’s formal opposition to the proposal.

Read the rest of this story, which explores a similar proposal in Pennypack Park, from our partners at NewsWorks

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