In a long list of what makes Philly great (cough, E-A-G-L-E-S, cough), our city’s parks system is right up there. With over 300 recreation centers, parks, and playgrounds, it’s easy for urbanites to find a patch of green.
Indego is continuing to expand throughout the city, with new bike share stations opening near the parks that make these oases even more accessible. And Independence Blue Cross makes it possible for members to save green while they see green.
Members can log in at ibxpress.com to get discount codes for 20 percent off two Indego pass options — a day pass offering unlimited 30-minute trips for a single day, and an annual pass offering unlimited one-hour trips every month.
Check Out the Sites Near These 5 Indego Stations
Planning a weekend field trip? Here are five locations you can ride to on an Indego bike:
NRG Station, Broad Street & Pattison Avenue
One of the newest Indego stations lets you bike all the way down to the stadium complex in South Philly and to FDR Park, which is home to 20 tennis courts and a skate park featured in a Tony Hawk video game! Docking here will also give you easy access to the American Swedish Historical Museum. Underbar!
The Navy Yard, South Broad Street
Situated along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, there are more than 20 acres of parks and one mile of waterfront trail to explore at the Navy Yard, a former U.S. naval base that’s now home to more than 150 diverse companies. Ride an Indego bike around the 1,200-acre campus, or dock it at one of three new stations to see this historic location on foot.
40th Street & Baltimore Avenue
This Indego station is right across the street from The Woodlands, a 54-acre historic landmark with a popular dirt running trail. Check the Woodland events calendar for tours, runner’s happy hours, and other special programs.
43rd Street & Chester Avenue
Ride Indego to Clark Park, where there’s too much going on to fit into just one trip. This West Philly staple hosts some of the city’s quirkiest get-togethers (pétanque, anyone?). Between the year-round farmer’s market, the flea markets, and the craft fairs, you’re gonna need to save some room in your bike basket.
33rd & Reservoir, 33rd & Dauphin, 33rd & Diamond
Each of these stations sits at an entrance to East Fairmount Park, Philly’s largest park and home to miles of trails, from the riverbank to East Park Reservoir. Its 650 acres are rich in historic landmarks, and if you’re riding with kids, Smith Memorial Playground is a must. When you’re done exploring, have a bite at the Trolley Car Cafe.