Walking Tour of Media's Green Spaces
Time & Location
About The Event
RAIN DATE: September 14th
Join Keep Media Green for a 2.5 mile walking tour (mostly in the shade) of Media Borough's existing parks and currently unprotected green open spaces. We will meet at Houtman Park and visit 5 other green sites over the course of the morning, ending at the Broomall's tract at 3rd & West Streets near the north entrance to Glen Providence Park.
WHY WE'RE WALKING
The Walking Tour will help to focus public attention on the need to preserve and protect Media’s valuable green spaces – both publicly and privately owned, including land that is currently protected and land that is at risk – and also will serve to connect people with the actual green spaces we need to save or sustain. It’s also a way to bring our supporters together, create community, have fun, and get some exercise.
STOPS & ROUTE
Begin at Houtman Park, , 21 W. Lincoln St.
Manchester Pocket Park, Manchester Avenue between Baltimore Ave. & State St.
Strine Tract, 300 East State Street
Bathroom break and snacks @ Media Municipal Center 301 N. Jackson Street
5th & Broomall Pocket Park. 5th & Broomall Street
Glen Providence Park (Main Entrance), 550 W. State Street coming soon!
End at Glen Providence Park north entrance, Third & West Sts.
Route map coming soon!
RALLY & MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Brief program to learn more about Keep Media Green's campaigns to defend open space and prevent the reconstruction of Broomall's Dam & musical performances (TBA) & poetry!
After the Walk, join us for a free picnic with regular hotdogs/veggie hotdogs, fruit, chips, and beverages (provided). When you register, please indicate whether you will attend the picnic and what kind of hotdog you would like.
*Green group outreach tables *Face Painting *Parachute games *Storytelling * Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center station
This is a family event -- please bring your kids :)
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Young people ages 12-17 are welcome with parent/guardian permission.
PARKING & SHUTTLE
We encourage you to walk to the start point at Houtman Park, but there is street parking available and there is usually room in the nearby SEPTA lot on Saturdays. Or, if you would like to park your car near the Walk end point at Third & West Sts., we will be running a shuttle to Houtman Park from 8:30-9:00 AM. When you register, please indicate if you would like a shuttle ride.
Shuttle drivers will be available to those who cannot complete the entire walk.
WHAT TO BRING
Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and bring a reusable water bottle (Keep Media Green water bottles coming soon!). Wear sunscreen. Keep Media Green will resupply water and will provide snacks.
We encourage you to wear a Keep Media Green t-shirt. If you would like to order one, please email email@example.com and indicate size (Adult S, M, L, XL, XXL; Children's S & M). We are asking $25 for the shirts, but please pay what you can afford. Easy porch pick up in Media Borough.