Recreation Dept. and Fairmount Park Tap Avram Hornik for Parks on Tap

Rendering of Parks on Tap on the Schuylkill Banks at the Walnut Street Bridge

Rendering of Parks on Tap on the Schuylkill Banks at the Walnut Street Bridge

Earlier this year, we told you that Philadelphia’s Parks & Recreation Department and the Fairmount Park Conservancy were accepting proposals to operate a rotating series of beer gardens in the city’s green spaces. It has now been announced that Avram Hornik and his FCM Hospitality will be the operator of these pop-up beer gardens known as Parks on Tap.

Hornik is the operator of the hugely successful Morgan’s Pier along the Delaware River and in the past has run Winterfest at Penn’s Landing and the 2013 PHS Pop-Up Garden on Broad Street. This summer, he will try to recreate those magical spaces at 14 locations around the city. Up first is the Schuylkill Banks. The pop-up along the river will run from Wednesday, June 29th through the 4th of July, before heading to 13 other locations in city parks.

Each Parks on Tap location will feature two concession trucks, one with local craft beers, wine and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. The second truck will offer a menu of sandwiches, salads, pies-in-jars and grab-n-go items. The spaces will have a simple aesthetic, ample seating and of course restrooms. The pop-up beer gardens will laos have live music, games and pre-packaged picnics.

A portion of proceeds from Parks on Tap will benefit Philadelphia parks. An additional goals is to provide amenities to city neighborhoods and a chance to residents and visitors to discover and experience the city’s parks.

Hours of operation for Parks on Tap are Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Some locations will have extended hours of Wednesday and Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

6/29 – 7/4*Schuylkill Banks at Walnut Street Bridge
7/8 – 7/10Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
7/15 – 7/17Belmont Plateau
7/20 – 7/25*Aviator Park in front of the Franklin Institute
7/27 – 7/31*Clark Park
8/3 – 8/7*Jefferson Square Park
8/12 – 8/14Playing Angels at Kelly Drive and Fountain Green Drive
8/19 – 8/21Penn Treaty Park
8/26 – 8/28Paine's Park
9/2 – 9/4FDR Park
9/7 – 9/11*Fairmount Water Works Side Lawn
9/16 – 9/18Mt. Pleasant Mansion
9/21 – 9/25*Powers Park
9/30 – 10/2Lemon Hill

* Extended weekday hours.

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