Benjamin Rush

State Park - Pennsylvania

Benjamin Rush State Park is located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The park is undeveloped and is the site of community gardens, believed to be one of the largest in the world. The park is home to the Northeast Radio Controlled Airplane Club. The northern boundary of the park is formed by Poquessing Creek. There are several acres of woodlands along the creek bank.

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Visitor Map of Benjamin Rush State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Benjamin Rush - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Benjamin Rush State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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Brochure of Benjamin Rush State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Benjamin Rush - Brochure

Brochure of Benjamin Rush State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Benjamin Rush SP https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/BenjaminRushStatePark/Pages/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Rush_State_Park Benjamin Rush State Park is located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The park is undeveloped and is the site of community gardens, believed to be one of the largest in the world. The park is home to the Northeast Radio Controlled Airplane Club. The northern boundary of the park is formed by Poquessing Creek. There are several acres of woodlands along the creek bank.
A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for Benjamin Rush State Park Benjamin Rush State Park The 315-acre park is a mixture of open fields and woodlands along the Poquessing Creek in the Byberry section of the city of Philadelphia. Directions Benjamin Rush State Park is in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 2 miles south of PA Turnpike Exit 351. From Exit 351, take US 1 (Lincoln Highway) south approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Southampton Road. Turn left onto shared road for the Delaware Valley Veterans Home and the park. The park entrance is on the left. Recreational Opportunities TRAILS: Walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and cross-country skiers enjoy 3.5 miles of level, multi-use trails that connect to the Fairmount Park System and local neighborhoods. COMMUNITY GARDEN: Gardeners may rent a plot in the community garden to grow produce for personal use. For more information, contact the Benjamin Rush Garden Association at 215-969-0507. www.benjaminrushgardens.org MODEL AIRCRAFT FLYING FIELD: Model aircraft enthusiasts use the 400-foot runway and surrounding fly zone. An AMA license is required. For more information, visit the Northeast Philadelphia Radio Control Club website www.neprcc.org. Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) The park is named for the “Father of American Psychiatry,” Dr. Benjamin Rush, who was born in Byberry Township. Dr. Rush signed the Declaration of Independence and was a prominent physician, educator, abolitionist, and life-long resident of Philadelphia. Poe Paddy Erie 6 15 Scranton 79 84 80 Pittsburgh 22 99 70 70 76 Trash Disposal 476 81 22 Benjamin Rush State Park participates in a carry-in/carry out trash disposal program. There are no trash collection or recycling facilities. Visitors are asked to take all trash and recyclables home. 78 Harrisburg 70 81 15 83 Philadelphia For More Information Contact:  Benjamin Rush State Park c/o Neshaminy State Park 3401 State Road Bensalem, PA 19020-5930 215-639-4538 email: neshaminysp@pa.gov GPS DD: Lat. 40.11284 Long. -74.98636 An Equal Opportunity Employer This symbol indicates facilities and activities that are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible for people with disabilities. This publication text is available in alternative formats. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.  Information and Reservations Printed on recycled paper visitPAparks In an Emergency Call 911 and contact a park employee. Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards. Make online reservations at: www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday. www.visitPAparks.com Access for People with Disabilities 2018 NEAREST HOSPITAL Aria Health’s Torresdale Campus Red Lion and Knights Roads Philadelphia, PA 19114 215-612-4000 180 0 19 200 220 532 rry ose nv 140 y To N R d. To 63 . Rd w Academ Exit 351 . wy 0 150 0 Sta te AR St . 130 ate 140 0 15 Ro m d Croydon Roa 13 Exit 40 1 60 0 14 120 0 15 0 13 130 120 ad Ro 0 14 140 16 0 800 200 Southampton 130 Visitor Parking 1 n 0 12 Hi ay w gh 110 Restroom Parking 800 FEET 200 METERS Creek 130 N 12 0 0 12 Fly Zone 0 11 (AMA License Required) Model Aircraft Flying Field COMMUNITY GARDENS l co n i L CONTOURS ARE ON 10 FT. INTERVALS Rev. 02/8/19 160 150 0 0 0 12 ing P o quess DELAWARE VALLEY VETERANS’ NURSING HOME PARK ENTRANCE Be in m a nj sh Ru ul Bo d ar ev 130 120 120 140 BENJAMIN RUSH STATE PARK 130 ad Ro E US UB 0 O H CL HT ER G I L CC SO 13 am pt on 1 ad ut h So Beverly en ig lt ve e s oo ale 276 RIV E R St ns 0 Be Rd. 513 16 To Hu lm ev ille Neshaminy rr Wa W LA rry Dun k be E By Exit 37 R DE 132 Rd. IA AN Y LV SE SY JER NN W PE NE ad 0 16 Ro 95 132 Exit 35 0 17 T ur npik e rn 13 13 a PA sh y min Bensalem Rd. Ne 513 Cornwells Heights . Ph ila. To E xit 3 2 16 c L in ow Br BENJAMIN So ut ha RUSH m t on 132 PHILADELPHIA be rev 1 By T To TP KE xit 34 3, W R d. ad em Ac 110 ille n eu Old Old Lincoln Highway . Rd d Blv H . Rd m hli Ric igh ts Kn se n Rd . Knigh ts oln 0 N e w p o r t v i l l e R d. 0 sale Ben d. 0 15 15 e ov Gr 14 Ho 130 0 12 w illo 0 d To Morris ville 13 Old Lincoln Highway Tre vo Ol Rd . se 1 130 elphia To Downtown Philad 140 0 ly 0 13 11 Rd. 0 12 110 0 . 12 1, Exit 44 d 1 en 40 T o wn s 110 13 0 ad 140 Ro 1 120 11 0 0 80 k Par 11 Local Park 10 9 0 0 State Park No Hunting Parking Unpaved Parking Paved Paved Trail Hiking Trail Multi-use Trail: Hiking and Biking Bridge Gate Modern Restrooms Informational Kiosk Blue Symbols Mean ADA Accessible 10 90 0 Po 70 100 12 132 lie ch Ri ek Fa Rd 0 on irm m . 12 Cre t 0 . Rd 0

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