Park Safety Alert: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Temporary Weekend Closure of Devil’s Pool

News // August 17, 2018

Due to public safety concerns, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will be temporarily closing Devil’s Pool on Saturdays and Sunday from 8/18/18 through 9/30/18. As a result, officers from the Philadelphia Police Department and the Park Rangers will be closing the Orange and White trails at Livezey Lane and Valley Green Rd leading to Devil’s Pool. Please use Forbidden Drive as an alternative route around the closure on the weekends.

Please share your feedback on this temporary closure here. FOW will be sharing any information submitted with PPR, the Police, and the Devil’s Pool task force.

The rest of our 1800 acres of 50 miles of trail will remain open as usual. See this map for alternative trailheads, parking areas, and points of interest throughout Wissahickon Valley Park. 

And there are plenty of free Philadelphia Parks & Recreation local pools to cool off in this summer. Below is a list of some public pools near the Wissahickon and you can find more throughout Philadelphia at:

Hillside Recreation Center, 201 Fountain St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Kendrick Recreation Center, 5822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Pleasant Playground, 6720 Boyer St, Philadelphia, PA 19119