I Love Penn Treaty Park by Barbara

Posted in Show Us Your Love 2012 Contest

Historic Penn Treaty Park is the only park in Philadelphia which is located on the beautiful Delaware River. It is the hidden jewel of the Riverwards!

It was founded in 1682, when William Penn and Chief Tamanend entered into a treaty by handshake, establishing the Commonwealth of PA, underneath the Great Elm tree. The great-great grandchild of the original elm still stands proudly in the park commerating this historic event.

The Park serves our community with lots of activities for children and adults throughout the year. Especially popular events with the children are our annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Clothesline Art exhibit, and the Pumpkin Patch. In the Summer movie nights are well attended, and on our Fantastic Friday’s, local bands play. In December we enjoy candy canes and hot chocolate, while singing Christmas Carols. There are events to enjoy throughout the entire year!

Historic Penn Treaty Park is much beloved by the community, and the work I do with the Park enriches my life!

Submitted by,
Barbara Morehead,
Founder and Vice President of
Historic Penn Treaty Park

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