- Type: Picnics, Parks & Gardens
NileGuide Expert Says:
Fairmount Park is the nation's largest urban park, spreading throughout much of Philadelphia. It's definitely worth a trip to the historic houses or the Japanese Tea House within the Park.
- This large expanse of grasslands, recreational facilities, streams and historical structures borders the northwest side of Philadelphia. The 8,700 acre ground include day camps, playgrounds, sporting fields, basketball courts and hiking trails. Special events include running events, bicycle and antique car races, walk-a-thons, regattas, and small and large picnics, including the Greek Picnic with over 100,000 participants annually from around the country. Tours are available of the historic mansions in the park. Also, the Horticulture Society maintains a Japanese Teahouse, and conducts tea ceremonies on weekends.
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