Benjamin Rush State Park
|Benjamin Rush State Park|
|Pennsylvania State Park|
|Natural Monument (IUCN III)|
A small plot in the community gardens of Benjamin Rush State Park
|Named for: Benjamin Rush|
|- elevation||118 ft (36 m)|
|Area||275 acres (111 ha)|
|Managed by||Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources|
|Website : Benjamin Rush State Park|
Benjamin Rush State Park is a 275-acre (111 ha) Pennsylvania state park in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The park is undeveloped and is the site of community gardens, believed to be one of the largest in the world. The park is home to the Northeast Radio Controlled Airplane Club. Benjamin Rush State Park is in Northeast Philadelphia at the intersection of Southampton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1). The northern boundary of the park is formed by Poquessing Creek. There are several acres of woodlands along the creek bank. A proposal map show plans to connect the park with Fairmount Park. Other proposed improvements included hiking trails, parking facilities, and a reforestation project. The community gardens and airfield for the radio-controlled aircraft would remain.
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- Tyler State Park (Bucks County)
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- "Benjamin Rush State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. April 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-23.
- "Benjamin Rush State Park Official Web Site". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
- "Benjamin Rush State Park". Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Retrieved 2006-12-07.
- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (August 25, 2009) (pdf). Benjamin Rush State Park revised development plan (Map). http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/ucmprd1/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_005145.pdf. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning and Research, Geographic Information Division. 2007 General Highway Map Philadelphia County Pennsylvania (Map). 1:65,000. ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/GHS/Roadnames/philadelphia_GHSN.PDF. Retrieved 2007-07-27. Note: shows Benjamin Rush State Park
- Michels, Chris (1997). "Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculation". Northern Arizona University. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
- "Find a Park by Region (interactive map)". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
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