Property’s Photo of the Week: Dog Days at Devil’s Pool

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With the dog days of summer soon to run off into the sunset, we thought it fitting to feature one of Philadelphia’s best open secrets of the season: Devil’s Pool.

Being that it’s located along the Wissahickon Creek, we must say, it’s one of Philly best kept open secrets because even we didn’t know about it. It’s eternal lure, however, is well-known among those who have dipped into its murky waters on scorching days.

Recently, there were murmurings of its potential closure, with police divers, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and members of Friends of the Wissahickon proposing it be filled in with rocks. The measure would be in response to the sometimes fatal plunges visitors take from atop nearby high-points. Naturally, the idea was derided by some (of course) and, thus far, the city hasn’t voiced any intention of going along with such a plan.

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