New Pedestrian Entrance At Laurel Hill Cemetery To Grant Access From Schuylkill River Trail
June1, 2015 By Michael Bixler
Access to the beautiful vistas of Laurel Hill Cemetery by foot or bicycle from the Schyulkill River Trail is prohibitive and disappointing, though that is about to change. Construction has recently begun on a pedestrian entrance at Hunting Park Avenue and Kelly Drive that will open up the lush 78 acres of historic memorials and sweeping views of the Schuylkill River to the 2,800 runners, cyclists, and walkers that use the path daily. The entrance, slated for completion in July, will finally connect the verdant National Historic Landmark to the city’s expanding network of easily accessible public green space.