Current Phase: Pre-Construction, NTP Issued
Now Estimated for Spring 2024
*Update*: Friends of the Wissahickon has updated the Valley Green Run Restoration and Pedestrian Bridge Project schedule. Originally estimated for a mid-July 2023 start, the project, which will remediate erosion and create a new walkway, is now projected to begin in spring 2024. This timeline will allow for optimal construction weather conditions while the permitting review process is completed.
In addition, the new schedule will allow us to unveil the signature pedestrian walkway and observation platform as we celebrate our 100th anniversary. We greatly appreciate your patience and ongoing support.
The $2.5 million restoration project will:
- Rebuild the Valley Green Run streambank and adjacent footbridge
- Build a new pedestrian bridge to allow pedestrians to safely enter this popular area of the Wissahickon Valley Park, along with a new observation platform
This project is a collaborative project between Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW), Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR), and the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD).
Once construction begins, the FOW expects that Valley Green Road will be closed for a period of about six months. During this time, park visitors will not have access to the park via this road. Valley Green Inn will remain open during normal business hours. Parking for the Inn will be available, via Wises Mill Road off Henry Avenue in Roxborough.
Find more information, project updates, an interactive map, and more: fow.org/vgbridge.
- Valley Green Rd. from below Wolcott Rd.
For more information, contact:
- Amy Hopf
PWD Construction Liaison