Disston initially developed the park as a green space for his company town. The park’s initial purpose was to serve as a place for leisure activities for nearby residents and to act as a physical barrier between the houses and the industrial activities along the Delaware River.
As the Tacony neighborhood has changed over the decades, Disston Park continues to be a popular place for leisure activities. The now mature trees provide shade throughout the spring and summer community events in the park. In the winter, the park becomes a snowy playland.
Disston’s vision of the park remains intact today as it was in 1870: Disston Park provides leisure space for the Tacony community all year round and is a buffer between the residences and incompatible developments.
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Tacony offers the opportunity to live amongst THE HISTORY that contributed to building Philadelphia into what it is today.
Tacony is GREAT FOR GARDENERS. Many houses have ample front and backyards and some of our neighbors have won PHS Blue Ribbon awards.
ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECES dot the landscape throughout Tacony neighborhood and can often be identified by their historical markers.