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Park Creek
Park Creek in Kohler Park Horsham.jpg
Park Creek in Kohler Park in Horsham Township, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Doylestown
New Britain
Physical characteristics
Main source 400 feet (120 m)
River mouth 220 feet (67 m)
Length 6.36 miles (10.24 km)
Basin features
Progression Park Creek → Little Neshaminy CreekNeshaminy CreekDelaware RiverDelaware Bay
River system Delaware River
Basin size 11.8 square miles (31 km2)
Landmarks Springhouse Quarry
Cedar Hill Rd Park
Kohler Park
Whitemarsh Memorial Park
Deep Meadow Park
Carpenter Park
Graeme Park
Strawbridge Park
Bridges See table
Slope (Main Branch) 28.3 feet per mile (5.36 m/km)

Park Creek is a tributary of the Little Neshaminy Creek, part of the Delaware River Watershed meeting its confluence at the Little Neshaminy's 9.00 river mile.

History

Park Creek is named for Graeme Park near Horsham, Pennsylvania.

Statistics

Park Creek's watershed covers 11.80 square miles (30.6 km2), passing through suburban areas in Warrington Township, Horsham Township, Montgomery Township, and Lower Gwynedd Township. The Geographic Name Information System I.D. is 1183295, U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey I.D. is 02661.

Course

The northern branch of Park Creek rises near Hartman Road (SR 2014) in Montgomery Township, running southeast for about 0.83 miles (1.34 km) then turns east for 0.63 miles (1.01 km), then back to southeast for 1.35 miles (2.17 km) to its confluence with the west branch. The west branch rises near Tennis Avenue in Lower Gwynedd Township, flowing northeast for about 1.75 miles (2.82 km) to the confluence. Together they form the main course of Park Creek, which runs northeast for 2.67 miles (4.30 km) to its confluence at the Little Neshaminy Creek 9.00 river mile. The main creek bed passes through Kohler Park, Deep Meadow Park, and flows along the northwest border of Graeme Park.

Geology

The Little Neshaminy lies entirely within the Lockatong geologic formation, consisting of argillite, shale, limestone, and calcareous shale.

Municipalities

Crossings and Bridges

Crossing NBI Number Length Lanes Spans Material/Design Built Reconstructed Latitude Longitude
Main Branch
Pennsylvania Route 463 (Horsham Road) - - - - - - - -
Davis Grove Road 27798 - - - - - - -
Keith Valley Road 28000 - - - - - - -
County Line Road 7270 17 metres (56 ft) 2 1 Box beam or girders - multiple design, prestressed concrete 1985 - 40°13'10"N 75°9'6"W
West Branch Park Creek
Pennsylvania Route 63 (Welsh Road) - - - - - - - -
Talamore Drive - - - - - - - -
Pennsylvania Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) 27319 10 metres (33 ft) 2 1 Tee Beam design, concrete construction 1928 - -
North Branch Park Creek
Hartman Road (SR 2014) - - - - - - - -
Regency Drive - - - - - - - -
Lower State Road - - - - - - - -
Cedar Hill Road 27949 20 metres (66 ft) 2 1 Box beam or girder - single or spread, prestressed concrete 2003 - -
Pennsylvania Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) - - - - - - - -
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