On October 26, 1918, the Parkway was officially open to traffic end to end.
In 1937, the name of the Fairmount Parkway was changed to honor the city’s most celebrated citizen, Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Friday, October 26, 2018
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stay tuned for info about this big event - the wrap-up to our 14-month Parkway 100 celebration.
This is the actual date, 100 years ago, when you could first traverse the Parkway, end-to-end!
http://www.parkway100.org/News/Detail/121/newsid--244 of other events