Why is it called Pretzel Park?


Manayunk’s dog park on Silverwood Street has long been known as Pretzel Park.  

But many residents don’t know where the name actually came from. 

Is it the winding pretzel-like shape of the sidewalks or the vendor who used to sell pretzels in the park? 

University of Arts students Ashley Akunna and Kylie Hoffman ventured to Manayunk to find out for themselves.  

Produced as part of the collaborative media program of the University of the Arts and NewsWorks/WHYY. 


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