Friends of the Wissahickon Announces 

Yellow Trail Closure 11/15-12/20 

PHILADELPHIA—Nov. 14, 2017 –Due to construction on the Walnut Lane Bridge, the Yellow Trail below the bridge will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 15, through Dec. 20.

This area will be extremely dangerous. Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) urges park users to strictly adhere to all signage and safety barriers, and avoid the construction zone during this period of time.

Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone.

For more information, visit

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About Friends of the Wissahickon

Founded in 1924, Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is the oldest and largest nonprofit volunteer organization working in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to preserve and restore historical park structures and trails, eliminate invasive plant species, and monitor watershed management issues throughout the 1,800-acre Wissahickon Valley Park. With more than one million visits annually, this northern stretch of Fairmount Park was declared what is now known as a National Natural Landmark in 1964. Follow FOW on Facebook and Twitter. For more information or to become a member, visit