Benjamin Rush State Park


Benjamin Rush State Park is located in the North East section of Philadelphia and is the only State Park within city boundaries. The park provides the visitor with an area to enjoy the natural beauty of open spaces along with some Pennsylvania woodlands, places for study, recreation and the solace of gardening. The park offers much needed open space in this busy area. It is popular with hikers, bicyclers, birders and wildlife enthusiasts and is primarily used for passive day use activities. The park features one of the largest community gardens, a large area devoted to flying radio controlled model airplanes, multi-use trails that meander through open meadows and shady wooded areas.

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This circular map shows the roads leading to Benjamin Rush State Park, Pennsylvania.

This map of Pennsylvania highlights Benjamin Rush State Park in the southeast corner of the state.

Benjamin Rush State Park is in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 2 miles south of PA Turnpike Exit 351. From Exit 351, take US 1 (Lincoln Highway) south approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Southampton Road. Turn left onto shared road for the Delaware Valley Veterans Home and the park. Park entrance is on the left.

GPS DD:  Lat. 40.11284  Long. -74.98636

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Benjamin Rush State Park