The hammocks and LED lights will be back | Photo by Matt Stanley
The Spruce Street Harbor Park is back for a second season. The brainchild of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the park brought LED lights, hammocks, shuffleboard, beer and food to Penn’s Landing for two wonderful months last summer.
This year the Park will also offer a longer boardwalk, more hammocks, more seating, more tables and more greenery.
The Harbor Park, which saw a half-million visitors in 2014 will also have expanded food and drink options. Garces Group will return with all new restaurant concepts, and there will be collaborations with other notable Philadelphia restaurateurs.
Also new this year will be the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. The winter's ice rink attraction is being transformed into a roller rink for the summer, complete with an island of shade in the middle of the rink. The Lodge is being transformed into a boathouse, with decor to match. Inside the boathouse will be fans, misters and a place to have a bite to eat, a drink and to relax.
The Harbor Park will be open from May 22nd to the end of September, a full month more in 2014.
Spruce Street Harbor Park, Riverfront Roller Rink to Open Memorial Day Weekend [Ticket]
Spruce Street Harbor Park [Foobooz]
Spruce Street Harbor Park image courtesy Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
Spruce Street Harbor Park is coming back. And this year, it will be open a month longer — and there will be a roller rink right next door.
Mayor Nutter, along with with Delaware River Waterfront Corporation officials and corporate sponsors, announced this afternoon details on the second summer of Spruce Street Harbor Park. It will open May 22nd, a month earlier than last year, and will stay open until the end of September.
Also opening Memorial Day weekend is Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest—a roller-skating rink that complements the ice rink housed at Penn's Landing every winter. “The development and additions to the Delaware River Waterfront in recent years is truly remarkable,” Nutter said in a statement. “Philadelphians and visitors alike have a new area of the city to explore and enjoy. Read more »
Photo by Matt Stanley
Spruce Street Harbor Park officially closes on Sunday, September 28th, but, as you can probably imagine, it’s not leaving without a big ol’ bash.
The weekend-long closing festivities climax with a free concert on Saturday night by Philly bands Bardo Pond, Spacin’, and Needle Points.
The show starts 7 p.m. and will go until 10 p.m. More information here.
Besides that, there is a whole weekend schedule of events to celebrate the park's departure—everything from circus performers to photo-booth antics to pumpkin-carving contests. Check out the full lineup below:
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