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A Day in the Life of Spruce Street Harbor Park Mastermind David Fierabend

Chances are, you’ve spent some quality summer hours at Spruce Street Harbor Park (and if you haven’t, well, go). It’s tough not to be impressed by the atmosphere there — the food trucks and hammocks, sure, but also the plantings, perfectly weathered decor and general aesthetic of the place. That’s all thanks to green thumb David Fierabend, the owner of Groundswell Design Group and star landscape architect. So who better to dish on inspiration? We got Fierabend to share his favorite haunts in the city, how he gets inspired, and just how many plants are in the park (15,000)!


These are a few of Fierabend’s favorite things. | Photography by Courtney Apple.

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Eat Tacos With Melissa Joan Hart Tomorrow at Spruce Street Harbor Park


Question: What happens when you’re a washed-up child star and you need to make a few extra bucks? You agree to push tacos at Penn’s Landing, that’s what.

Actress and personality Melissa Joan Hart will be in Philly tomorrow, August 13th, to promote Old El Paso wares at Spruce Street Harbor Park. The Sabrina: The Teenage Witch star will be on hand from 12:30 to 3 pm, “sharing tips for a successful family taco night.”

No word if Salem, the sarcastic animatronic black cat, will be on hand.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park Celebrates National Hammock Day

Heads up, hammock hogs: Tomorrow, anyone who visits the Hayneedle Hammock Lounge at Spruce Street Harbor Park (SSHP) will be (almost) guaranteed at least a half-hour of pure hammock bliss. To celebrate National Hammock Day—on Wednesday, July 22nd from 4-8 p.m.—a team of friendly hammock police will rotate visitors through the lounge to ensure that you don’t spend too much time awkwardly searching for an open spot to recline.

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