Although some people think all neighborhood parks are the same, the Gorgas Park on Ridge Avenue in the Roxborough Community of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one that stands out. Named for the Gorgas Family, who settled in the town in 1759, this lovely park has five acres with a gazebo, fountain, playgrounds, over 250 trees, and award-winning gardens of beautiful wildflowers.
The park is also dog furiendly and welcomes all pooches. Dogs must be on a leash throughout. Your furkid should also be up to date on their vaccinations, have a license and ID from the City of Philadelphia, and be sociable with other dogs and people.
Gorgas Park offers free parking along the street, and there's a big parking lot across the street from the pavilion and another behind the baseball field across Pechin Street. There is also a parking lot in the Roxborough High School next to the baseball field, but please do not use it during school hours Monday through Friday.
Inside the park, you and Fido will be able to explore five acres of grassy space, the pavilion, several picnic areas with tables, the Gorgas Park War Memorial, and playgrounds. Your pup will likely enjoy the walking path that goes all around the outside of the park, and passes through all of the attractions including the fountain and gazebo.
Whatever the time of year you visit Gorgas Park, there is always something to do. During the summer months, there are concerts in the park, community BBQs, music festivals, movies, and zydeco. In the fall, there is an Elvis light show, Harvest Festival, and Parks on Tap. And there is caroling night in December. Check on the website or with the “Friends of Gorgas Park” for more details.
With woofderful green spaces and lots to do, you and your pup will love Gorgas Park!