DCNR recently joined a celebration to open the Fricks Lock Village Trailhead and a new 4-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail in East Coventry Township, Chester County.
“DCNR is proud to support this new trailhead and trail,” DCNR Deputy Secretary Mike Walsh said. “Our department’s goal of having a trail within 10 minutes of every Pennsylvanian is only possible through partnerships such as with this project that will provide accessible outdoor recreation opportunities in a key area.”
The Schuylkill River Trail is a multiuse path that will extend from Philadelphia, passing through Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties to Frackville in Schuylkill County. It will connect Fricks Lock to Pottstown at Route 422.
The Fricks Lock Village Trailhead provides trail users needed improvements, including:
- Paved parking area with ADA spaces
- Picnic pavilion
- Benches, bike racks, and picnic tables
- Drinking water fountain
- Public restroom
DCNR helped fund the project with a $376,200 grant from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. Other project partners included:
- Chester County Commissioners
- Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape
- East Coventry Township Board of Supervisors
- Chester County Parks and Preservation Department
- Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area