For many years, I had been keeping up a regular walking routine in Wissahickon Valley Park. I no longer do so.
For many years, I had been keeping up a regular walking routine in Wissahickon Valley Park. I no longer do so with good reason.
Given the ongoing and increasing incidents of vehicle break-ins in the park and thefts from those vehicles, I felt it prudent to not risk becoming a target. My walking routine has taken me elsewhere. I do miss seeing the other regular park users, but I especially miss seeing the very many animals who call the park home.
Readers need to know that the would-be perpetrator may very well be nearby, watching and waiting for an opportunity. A number of years ago, there was an incident in which an all black Nissan SUV lingered on the Bells Mill Road lot on the Roxborough side, its occupant ready to make a move. Sure enough, a vehicle was entered and credit cards were removed and used.
Also, a credible source once told me that those having bad intentions were known to watch one parking lot at Valley Green from a gazebo high above the creek and across from said lot.
Park users who throw caution to the wind attract the criminal element. Together, we must all do our part to make Wissahickon Valley Park safer.
Bridget W. Irons