Valley Green Run Restoration and Pedestrian Bridge

Join us as we build a gateway for the future conservation of Wissahickon Valley Park.

As the stewards of Wissahickon Valley Park, FOW’s goals are straightforward: conserving this unique 1,800-acre urban forest for the long term through effective stormwater management while preserving that quintessential Wissahickon experience for our more than 2 million annual visitors. The Friends are making a capital investment in both these critical areas with the launch of our capital campaign for the Valley Green Run Pedestrian Bridge.

FOW was founded in 1924 and this is a critical juncture for the organization and the park. Your support is vital as we usher in the next century of stewardship and seek to ensure the conservation and prosperity of the Wissahickon.

As we near our centennial year in 2024, FOW is creating the next great landmark in the Wissahickon, however we still need commitments in the form of both modest donations and leadership gifts. We need investment from individuals and foundations, from those who have long counted themselves Friends of the Wissahickon and from those new to the cause. Your support is indispensable to restore safe park access for all.

Project Overview

Click here to see more details about the project, including images of the site deterioration and renderings for the stream stabilization and bridge.

Case for Support

This project focuses on the stabilization of a crucial streambank that connects to the Wissahickon Creek and builds a new immersive experience for park users. Click here to see why this project is important.

Learn More and Get Involved

Click here to schedule time to talk to the FOW team about upcoming donor recognition opportunities and project and site specifics.

Make your pledge here: