First Avenue Linear Park Phase One Now Complete
King of Prussia District introduced a new multimodal trail along First Avenue in 2020 for employees and residents to enjoy! The Linear Park is open to the public and features amenities like outdoor seating areas interspersed between a rain garden, planting beds, trees and stone seating walls. These features span across ten properties and create the perfect meeting points for employees, residents and visitors to relax and enjoy a respite in Moore Park.
The accessible asphalt path and concrete sidewalks include solar-powered light fixtures and convenient trash receptacles that create a clean and safe year-round environment for pedestrians. Improvements also include six new solar-powered bus shelters that provide passengers with a well-lit refuge from the elements while waiting for the next bus. These ADA accessible and environmentally efficient structures were installed by Quillen Contracting and made possible by a $100,000 grant from Montgomery County, in partnership with Upper Merion Township. Additional funding and project management provided by King of Prussia District.
King of Prussia District partnered with PennDOT, the Commonwealth Finance Authority and nine commercial property owners to create the first two multimodal trail projects along First Avenue. The Demonstration Project at 650 Park Avenue introduced the Linear Park features to Moore Park property owners. Although it was temporarily demolished in preparation for a new office development, the original features will be restored with construction of Brandywine Realty Trust’s new 650 Park building. Eventually, the First Avenue Linear Park will span the length of North Gulph Road to Allendale Road, a 2.6 mile loop when complete!
Funding for Linear Park
The First Avenue Linear Park is made possible by the generous contributions of public bike way easements by commercial properties owners in Moore Park. Design, engineering and access agreement easements were produced by King of Prussia District with services provided by Ground Reconsidered (landscape architecture), Pennoni Associates (engineering) and Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (legal). The multi-modal path and amenities were constructed by Marino Corporation with inspection services provided by RK&K. This public amenity is managed by the King of Prussia District and made possible by a $2.4M multimodal federal and state grant administered by PennDOT.