Residents are hoping Drexel Hill’s new Darby Creek Trail will change the perception of this often-congested pocket of Upper Darby Township, writes Erin McCarthy for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The new one-mile stretch of Darby Creek Trail provides much-needed greenspace. The section of the trail that opened in June has given residents and visitors a place to walk, bike, fish, and even entertain their pets at the nearby Kent Dog Park.
The trail was the result of decades of planning and cost around $1 million to complete. Residents have already proclaimed their love for the new trail on social media.
“The Darby Creek had always been something that was there, but there was never a legal way to get in there,” said John McBlain, chairman of Delaware County Council.
McBlain said that the area used to be problematic, prompting “a lot of police activity.”
However, since the trail’s completion, residents are now able to enjoy the creek in safety.
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