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Friends of Cobbs Creek Park

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119 Cobbs Creek Parkway Philadelphia PA 19139
Cobbs Creek Park is located in West and Southwest Philadelphia. This beautiful section of the Fairmount Park system has seen much of Philadelphia's rich history. It is home to the nation's first watermill, constructed in 1634 by Swedish Governor Printz to promote economic growth and help start Philadelphia's Industrial Revolution. Initial key battles of the American Revolution were fought in Cobbs Creek between George Washington and General C. Wallace, well before the battles in Valley Forge. Cobbs Creek is also home to John Bartram, the nations first Botanist. It is the permanent resting site for Betsy Ross and many other colonial figures at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The park provides a variety of traditional and natural recreational activities and rare ecological finds for all ages and backgrounds. Served by public transportation from all areas of the city, Cobbs Creek Park contains the city's oldest golf course, day/night recreation track, Ice Skate House, butterfly trails, two waterfalls and the new Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center.

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