Waterfront: Harbor Park Continues Riverfront Development

Waterfront: Harbor Park Continues Riverfront Development

Big changes are coming to Penn’s Landing on the Delaware waterfront. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is wrapping up plans that will transform the Spruce Street span of the river into a summertime carnival. Starting June 27, the project known as “Harbor Park” will be open to the public. Harbor Park will feature a boardwalk, […]

 

Waterfront: Seven Things You Can Do For Free

Waterfront: Seven Things You Can Do For Free

Both the Delaware and Schuylkill river waterfronts are undergoing a transformation that has essentially been a century in the making. Places like Penn’s Landing and Schuylkill River Park are iconic waterfront getaways for residents seeking an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. Yet, there remains a handful of places that have stayed […]

 

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

As the rough winter of 2013-2014 gives way to warmer weather, Philadelphians and tourists alike have slowly popped up along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers like plant life getting its first glimpse of the sun after months stuck indoors or underground. To match the sense of anticipation and excitement circulating throughout the city, a number […]

 

Penn’s Landing: Where Dance Mingles With Sustainability

Penn’s Landing: Where Dance Mingles With Sustainability

As water ethics and awareness have grown over the past decade in Philadelphia, residents have become accustomed to hearing messages of sustainability from such familiar voices as the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the Delaware River Basin Commission, and the Fairmount Water Works. Whether in the classroom or at a community meeting, people are told what the […]

 

Pennsport: Restoring The History Of Pier 53, One Tree At A Time

Pennsport: Restoring The History Of Pier 53, One Tree At A Time

Spring is here and with it a renewed sense of optimism among businesses in Philadelphia. Projects that had been stifled by the unrelenting winter will have a chance to catch up, including that of Pier 53 on Washington avenue. In 2012, the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. awarded a $1.5 million contract to Applied Ecological Services […]

 Drew Russin, Mike Kitay and Jennifer Robnett

The Philadelphia Waterfront: Places To Know On The Delaware

The Philadelphia Waterfront: Places To Know On The Delaware

The Delaware River Waterfront is in the midst of a complete transformation. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, along with the Philadelphia Port Authority and private investors, are helping to transform neglected piers and waterfront property into parks, paths, art installations and galleries, music venues, condominiums and restaurants. DRWC aims to increase accessibility, offer more free […]