|Lincoln Field, Broad Street & Pattison Ave..
Schedule and ticket information, 215/463-1000.
|The Legendary Blue Horizon. 1312-16
N Broad St, 215/763-0500.
|Wilmington, DE. 800/41-SLOTS
|Street Rd, Bensalem PA. Schedule and posttime, 215/639-9000
|Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse. All
games are at the Wachovia
Center, 3601 S. Broad St. Call 215-389-WINGS for more info. website
Regattas on the Schuykill
|There are private, public, and school sculling events throughout
the year. Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive, along the Schuykill River.
Note: Many of the regattas result in a minor detour off Kelly
Drive into Fairmount Park for a few blocks. Full schedule at
Kelly Drive. Walk, jog, bike, fish, play
basketball, walk your ferret, have a picnic. It starts up in East
Falls, behind the Art Museum, and runs for miles along the Schuylkill
River. And now the path has been extended down to South Street. (Closed
to auto traffic during regattas and the US Pro Championship Cycling
You can also find equally nice paths along Martin Luther King
Jr. Drive (formerly West River Drive), on the other
side of the river, plus King Drive is closed
to traffic and open to everyone on foot every Saturday and Sunday
from 8am to 5pm, April through October.
Fairmount Park is the largest urban park
in the United States, though, unlike Central Park, it's actually
on the west edge of town, separating Center City from the suburbs.
Great for hikes, dog walks, off-road biking, and more. West River
Drive runs along the edge of the park, as does the Philadelphia
Zoo, the Dell East,
and the Mann Music
Center. There are tours of Colonial mansions within park grounds.
That huge green dome visible from the expressway is Memorial Hall,
the centerpiece of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and the only building
left from that event. It's the future home of the Please
(For more on the Centennial, visit the Atwater
Kent Museum or the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.)
Skateboarding in Roosevelt Park. The only
legal spot to skateboard outdoors in Philadelphia is at the setup
in Roosevelt Park. It's at the far end of the park, tucked under
the highway overpass. It's a good space, large, very popular with
skateboarders. You can see some skilled people here. (Some get a
bit impatient with slow young novices, mainly because they're afraid
they'll run them over. Bring a helmet and kneepads.) Roosevelt Park,
Broad and Pattison Sts. Opposite the First Union Complex. Open dawn
to dusk daily.
Skateboarding outdoors anywhere else in Philadelphia is illegal and carries
a $300 fine. Love Park has been renovated, specifically to block skateboarding.