Cosplay Field Day is a cinch to get to!From SEPTA:
1. Ride to 69th Street Terminal. To get there, use the Market Frankford Line & ride it WEST to the very end.
2. Get off the train & head upstairs. Follow the GREEN signs for the 101 & 102 Trolleys.
3. Out on the platform, you'll see trolleys on the right. You can board any 101 or 102 trolley EXCEPT the express. DO NOT pay when boarding the trolley! You pay when you exit. (Only pay when boarding if instructed by the vehicle operator). The express does not stop at the park.
4. Ride the 101 or 102 to the Beverly Blvd. stop. This is the 5th stop on the 101 or 102. Pull the string after leaving the Hilltop Road stop.
5. To exit the trolley, make your way to the front door & swipe your Transpass or deposit your money/tokens into the fare box. The driver should let you off at Beverly Blvd..
6. Once off the trolley, you should be at a small trolley station. This station is sandwiched in between Bywood Ave. & Garret Rd.. You want to get to Garret Rd., the street on the other side of the trolley tracks.
7. CROSS the trolley tracks (SAFELY, mind you).
8. Immediately after crossing the tracks, turn right & walk down Garret Rd..
9. Follow Garret Rd..
10. The trolley tracks head up over a bridge. You're gonna walk under that bridge at the 1st opportunity.
11. When you walk under the trolley bridge, you'll be entering the main parking lot for Naylor's Run Park.
Driving eh? You sure?
Naylor's Run Park is located in Upper Darby, PA. The thing about driving here is that the main roads don 't really make any sense, so a set of step by step driving instructions may become confusing. I would STRONGLY
recommend a GPS. So you have an idea of where you're trying to go, input this address into your GPS:
1567 Garrett Rd., Upper Darby, PA 19082
That's the park's address according to its website. A big clue you're at the right spot: that big ol' trolley bridge overhead. You enter the park by passing under this bridge. No bridge? I can guarantee you're anywhere else but Naylor's Run Park.
To be sure, use that trolley bridge as a landmark. It ain't gonna go anywhere anytime soon. So you're pretty safe in assuming it will be there to let you know you hit the right place. There is no easy highway access to Naylor's Run Park. The nearest major road is actually West Chester Pk., to the north. If you follow Garret Rd., you have a straight arrow shot right to 69th Street Terminal, where you can get to West Chester Pk. (points west of Upper Darby) or follow Market St. (points east of Upper Darby as well as Center City via EL or traveling Market St.). Use your GPS to navigate to the park. Just be mindful that the intersection of Garrett, West Chester Pk., & Market St. (right near 69th Street Terminal) is like 1 of those big spaghetti interchanges on the interstate; except there are no fly-overs. The intersection is 1 huge conglomeration of roads & traffic lights. To seal the deal, you got SEPTA buses & trolleys playing Frogger with cars. LOL. Carefully navigate this intersection as you wend your way to Garrett Rd..
As for finding us, there's 2 possibilities:
1. The main parking lot. The lot isn't huge, but you may see a large group of otaku near the main parking lot. That's us.
2. If you walk down the road that leads out of the parking lot (DON'T leave the park by walking under the trolley bridge) a little ways down the road is another section of the park, about a 5-10 minute walk depending on pace. We might be down there. In any case, the location will be marked or indicated, either by signs or otaku.
-Use the Weekend
timetables for SEPTA & the 101 or 102.
-When it's time to go home, you'll board the 101 or 102 just down the street from where you got off. The trolley station to head back to 69th Street is about 50-100 feet down the road from where you got off. You DO NOT need to cross the tracks if heading to 69th Street. If you're heading west, however, you DO need to cross the tracks.
-There is a pedestrian sidewalk on Garrett Rd.. It hugs the retaining wall.
-If you're driving, when you leave, it may be easier to make a right & then turn around at an upcoming light or intersection or go around the block. You're attempting to cross 4 lanes of busy road as you exit under the bridge. Mind your views, as the retaining wall of the bridge completely blocks your view to the right if you don't pull out far enough.
-69th Street offers a few markets & places for food, so if you didn't bring anything (or forgot) you can grab snacks to share from any of the food places in the 69th Street Terminal, or just outside in the 69th Street market zone (the 2-3 blocks immediately adjacent to 69th Street Terminal - most notably anything on the other side of the pedestrian truss bridge over Market Street).