Benjamin Rush State Park

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Benjamin Rush State Park
Pennsylvania State Park
BRSP Community Garden.jpg
A small plot in the community gardens of Benjamin Rush State Park
Named for: Benjamin Rush
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia
City Philadelphia
Location [1]
 - elevation 118 ft (36.0 m)
 - coordinates 40°07′10″N 74°58′36″W / 40.11944°N 74.97667°W / 40.11944; -74.97667Coordinates: 40°07′10″N 74°58′36″W / 40.11944°N 74.97667°W / 40.11944; -74.97667
Area 275 acres (111 ha)
Founded 1975
Management Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
IUCN category III - Natural Monument
Benjamin Rush State Park is located in Pennsylvania
Benjamin Rush State Park
Location of Benjamin Rush State Park in Pennsylvania
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).[2][3] 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.[4] Other proposed improvements included hiking trails, parking facilities, and a reforestation project. The community gardens and airfield for the radio-controlled aircraft would remain.[4]

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Nearby state parks[edit]

The following state parks are within 30 miles (48 km) of Benjamin Rush State Park:[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benjamin Rush State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. April 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Benjamin Rush State Park Official Web Site". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2006-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Benjamin Rush State Park". Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Archived from the original on 2006-10-21. Retrieved 2006-12-07. 
  4. ^ a b Benjamin Rush State Park revised development plan (pdf) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. August 25, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ 2007 General Highway Map Philadelphia County Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). 1:65,000. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning and Research, Geographic Information Division. Retrieved 2007-07-27.  Note: shows Benjamin Rush State Park
  6. ^ Michels, Chris (1997). "Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculation". Northern Arizona University. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Find a Park by Region (interactive map)". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 

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