Park, 4300 Silverwood Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Between Cotton, Rector, Silverwood, and Cresson Streets.
Oone block above Main Street.
PARK IS OFFICIAL
and the Mayor passed the bill. Councilman Nutter wrote the legislation
and presented it to City Council to officially change the name
of Pretzel Park to Pretzel Park.
name had been Manayunk Park since the parks creation in 1929.
In the minds of residents and as far back as anyone can remember,
Pretzel Park has been Pretzel Park. We believe the name relates
to the pretzel shape of the sidewalks. That pretzel shape
has been recreated with the recent park renovations which
the Councilman funded. A pretzel vendor used to sell Philly
Pretzels in the park so that could have also influenced the
name. Now the official name of the park has come into line
with the "real" name of the park.
when the Friends of Pretzel Park began its affiliation with
the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Philadelphia Green
program and the Department of Recreation, signs were installed
welcoming visitors to Manayunk Park.
was received in 2004 for the large metal!
Horticultural Society (PHS) approved another grant for Pretzel
Park. The grant was for two drinking fountains and plumbing.
However, due to new restrictions by the Water Dept. we were
only able to repair the plumbing from the street to the park
house, install a backflow preventer and faucet knob in the
house, and add an exterior (above ground) faucet.
September: A new PHS grant is in the works to get a drinking
fountain in the dog park.
the watchful eye of local residents and people that use the
park to deter vandalism. Please call 911 if you see suspicious
activity in the park. Do not confront vandals. A call to 911
is the correct procedure to follow. It does not need to
be an emergency to call 911. The operators will prioritize
the call and alert police. They will respond quickly unless
they are detained by other, more important, activities. More
importantly, the call will go on record as an incident in
the park and alert the police of the problems. The park will
receive more attention and more police patrol.