Philadelphia, PA

FDR Park/Navy Yard

A great option in south Philadelphia is to run in Olmsted designed Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park. This is sort of like Franklin Park in Boston, which numerous trails, a golf course, and other recreational options. Start at Marconi Plaza (where a statue honors Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the radio), on Broad St., near the Xfinity Center where the Flyers and 76ers play, then head south toward FDR’s Pattison Avenue entrance. A lap of the park, with views to the lake, the golf course, and attractive gazebo, is about 3 miles. This route has you do a tour of Philadelphia Navy Yard, for views of the boats and some of the ‘grittier’ side of Philadelphia.

Essentials
  • 5.45 miles. Start at Marconi Statue, Broad St.
  • 98 feet
  • Marconi Plaza on Broad St. near Xfinity Center