Friday, December 27, 2013

Fluehr Park

Fluehr Park is located within the Northeast section of Philadelphia. The 62-acre park was first owned by Captain John Barry during the 18th century. In 1847, the Sisters of the Sacred Heart purchased the land and renamed the location "Eden Hall." The Academy of Sacred Heart built its education facilities around the area and included a church, cemetery, athletic fields, and a living quarters. Most of these structures were destroyed in an accidental fire in 1979. Joseph C. Fluehr purchased the land in 1976 and the park was rebuilt. 

If you like to exercise...

  • The massive park has two ball fields and sports fields. The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation site mentions that the fields are available for permitting. 
  • In 2007, a multi-use trail was added and is mostly use for running, walking your dog, and even bike riding. 

If you like to explore...

  • Just like other parks in the Northeast, the location was too large to walk all of it. Therefore, if you enjoy exploring open green spaces, this is a great spot
  • One reviewer from Foursquare mentioned that this park is great for birdwatching. 
  • In a small corner of the park there is a pond, but it was difficult to locate in the snow. 

If you do not live in the neighborhood...

  • The park is surrounded by neighborhood houses, their backyards are the park. 
  • The location of the park is also surrounded by catholic schools including Nazareth Academy High School and Grade School, Holy Family University, and St. Katherine of Siena Grade School.
  • The Torresdale train station is right next to the park as well. 
 If you want to see other reviews about Fluehr park, you view Foursquare here!

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