Wissahickon Safety Guidelines

News // February 22, 2017

  • Exercise with a partner; if exercising alone, avoid using the park during off-peak times.
  • Be alert and go headphone free! Headphones leave you vulnerable to physical injury and crime.
  • Vary your routine. Go at different times and start from different locations.
  • Trust your instincts. If you sense trouble because of a person or a place, leave.
  • When parking your car, lock doors, carry keys with you, and do not leave valuables in plain sight in the car.
  • Call 911 if your car is broken into. Use parking lot number to report the location of car. Stay until the police arrive.
  • Report suspicious activity by calling 911.
  • Visit fow.org frequently. FOW posts crime alerts as necessary.
  • Philadelphia Park System Rangers: 215-685-2172. If you are unable to call 911 or the Rangers, find an FOW Trail Ambassador (TA) for help.
  • TAs provide information to park visitors about the Wissahickon and report any problems they encounter to Park Rangers.