Benjamin Rush State Park facts for kids
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IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
A small plot in the community gardens of Benjamin Rush State Park
|Location||Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Area||275 acres (111 ha)|
|Elevation||118 ft (36 m)|
|Named for||Benjamin Rush|
|Governing body||Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources|
|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). 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. Other proposed improvements included hiking trails, parking facilities, and a reforestation project. The community gardens and airfield for the radio-controlled aircraft would remain.
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