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Street Address: 15001 Roosevelt Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19154
Mailing Address: c/o Neshaminy State Park 3401 State Road Bensalem, PA 19020-5930
Park Manager: Brian Heath
Contact Info: 215-639-4538
neshaminysp@pa.gov
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Park Alerts ( 2 Alerts )

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

  • Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

Park Description

Benjamin Rush State Park is located in the North East section of Philadelphia and is the only State Park within city boundaries. The park provides the visitor with an area to enjoy the natural beauty of open spaces along with some Pennsylvania woodlands, places for study, recreation and the solace of gardening. The park offers much needed open space in this busy area. It is popular with hikers, bicyclers, birders and wildlife enthusiasts and is primarily used for passive day use activities. The park features one of the largest community gardens, a large area devoted to flying radio controlled model airplanes, multi-use trails that meander through open meadows and shady wooded areas.

Things To Do ( 4 Available)

If the activity symbol is blue, this activity can accommodate people with a disability. Please contact the park at 215-639-4538 for more details.

  • scenic_view

    Sight Seeing

  • cross_country_ski

    Cross Country Skiing

  • hiking

    Hiking

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    Trails

    • Ben Rush Trail System
      3.09 miles
    • Ben Rush Trail System
      0.35 miles
    • Fairmont Park Trail Connector
      0.15 miles
  • biking

    Biking

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