An example of what positive change can do, Fox Point State Park looked utterly different from its current state a little over six decades ago.
During this time, the land that would later become the state park was a landfill. S. Marston Fox, after whom the park is named, worked tirelessly to transform the then dumping site into a place the public could relax and explore. Today, the park has beautiful meadows and grassland with birds flying overhead, creating a relaxing atmosphere as the skyline of nearby Philadelphia sits in the background.
Area: 108 acres
List of Park Activities:
- Boat Watching
- Easy Biking on Paved Trails
- Kite Flying
List of Amenities:
- Day Use Area
- Drinking Water
- Delaware River Views
- Horseshoe Pits
- Picnic Tables
- Picnic Pavilion Rental
- Paved Trails
- Sports Equipment Rental
- Volleyball Court
- Wheelchair Accessibility
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What are the park’s operating hours?
A: Open daily, from 8:00 AM to sunset (which varies every day)
Q: Are there any main trails in the park’s area?
A: Yes. There’s the Riverview Trail. Hike or bike this paved path that offers views of the trains and ships passing by. Look for birds and butterflies in the meadow as you walk.
Q: Is there a particular spot where kids can play?
A: Absolutely. The park overlooks the Delaware River with a playground and sandbox available for kids.
Q: What kinds of birds can I observe in the park?
A: The most prominent would be the resident bald eagles that nest and fish near the Delaware River.
Q: Cool. Anything else to see?
A: Amtrak trains speed by on the Northeast corridor while ships move down the Delaware River, ferrying the people and goods. You can also visit the Commodore Barry bridge to the north and the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the South.