Pretzel Park is located in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, and is part of the Fairmount Park system. The official name had been Manayunk Park since the parks creation in 1929. In the minds of residents and as far back as anyone can remember, Pretzel Park has been Pretzel Park. We believe the name relates to the pretzel shape of the sidewalks. That pretzel shape has been recreated with the recent park renovations which the Councilman funded. A pretzel vendor used to sell Philly Pretzels in the park so that could have also influenced the name. Now the official name of the park has come into line with the “real” name of the park.
In 1999, when the Friends of Pretzel Park began its affiliation with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Green program and the Department of Recreation, signs were installed welcoming visitors to Manayunk Park.
The Friends of Pretzel Park Group
Friends of Pretzel Park is a coalition of local groups and park advocates. Member groups are
- Manayunk Neighborhood Council
- Manayunk Development Corporation
- Schuylkill Project/Destination Schuylkill River
- The Spiral Bookcase
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.