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The History of Northeast Philadelphia Airport, PA

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History of Northeast Philadelphia Airport

Northeast Philadelphia Airport was established in the 1930s as the Northeast Airport. The grass field was one of three small airports in the area and had no paved runways. During World War II, the U.S. Army Air Corps began developing a 545-acre airbase in Northeast Philadelphia. However, the project wasn't completed and the property was handed over to the city in 1944. In June 1945, the Philadelphia Northeast Airport was opened. In 1948, its name was changed to North Philadelphia Airport and later to Northeast Philadelphia Airport in 1980.

Today, the airport encompasses 1,150 acres of land and includes two asphalt runways, 37,933 aircraft operations and 132 based aircraft. It is bounded by Comly Road to the north, Academy Road to the east, Grant Avenue to the south, and Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1) to the west. Residential areas surrounding the airport include Krestown, Bustleton, Somerton, Parkwood, Millbrook, Morrell Park and Torresdale. Developments located on the property of the airport are a Pepsi-Cola bottling plant, the headquarters of the first and eighth Districts of the Philadelphia Police Department, an industrial park with aviation-related businesses, a TJMaxx distribution center, and an ice skating rink.

Walton Run Park

Walton Run Park is a park to the northeast of Northeast Philadelphia Airport. Bounded by Red Lion Road, Academy Lane, Decatur Road and Comly Road, the cultural park is 90 acres of wooded land. It protects the nature of Walton Run – a tributary of Poquessing Creek.

Alberta Morris Pool (NEPSCA)

Alberta Morris Pool (NEPSCA) is an indoor swimming pool center in Walton Run Park just outside of its forested area. Some of the services it offers include:

  • Underwater lessons
  • Wakesurfing lessons
  • Aquatic and paddle sports lessons
  • Competitive swimming Lessons
  • Individual medley Lessons
  • Recreational diving lessons
  • Sit-down hydrofoiling lessons
  • Yachting lessons
  • Subsurface and recreational lessons
  • Aquathlon lessons
  • Jet skiing lessons
  • Kitesurfing lessons
  • White water raffing lessons
  • Synchronized swimming lessons
  • Underwater target shooting lessons
  • Waterskiing lessons
  • Snorkeling lessons
  • Underwater hockey lessons
  • Underwater photography lessons
  • Apnoea finswimming lessons

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Swenson Arts and Technology High School

Swenson Arts and Technology High School is a full-time Technical and Vocational high school established in 1977. It is located north of the Northeast Philadelphia Airport on Red Lion Road. The magnet school is one of the only few special admission high schools in the School District of Philadelphia. It has a population of 627 students in grades 9 through 12. There is a student-to-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Based on state test scores, 42% of its students are proficient in reading and math. It has an overall Niche grade of C plus and a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10.

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Date Published: September 22, 2021
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