PHOTOS: Schuylkill Boardwalk Grand Opening

Can't make the opening? We'll be posting live updates here!

Photo by Laura Kicey.

Photo by Laura Kicey.

If you weren’t among the first to hit the new Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, don’t worry! It officially opens to the public today, and Philly Mag will posting live updates of the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Also: WATCH: Walk the Schuylkill Boardwalk (In 20 Seconds)

“Coming to you live from Schuylkill Boardwalk ribbon-cutting.”

“Welcome to Schuylkill Banks.”

“Diane moved from New Jersey. She’s glad to get her own boardwalk.”

“Henry is looking forward to something new on his trail walk.”

“Sid is looking forward to his boardwalk walk.”

Tim, the traveling bicycle nurse, wants to ride bike on the boardwalk.

Suzanne loves having a bike path extension on the boardwalk.

Media on hand for boardwalk dedication.


Mayor Nutter at boardwalk ribbon-cutting.

Congressman Chaka Fattah also speaks.”We are making our city over again.”

Officials christen the boardwalk with a surrey ride across.

First procession of walkers on the boardwalk.

Aine is ready to rollerblade.

Emily likes the water sight lines.

“Boardwalk already has one of the best skyline views of Philadelphia.”

Casual biking has begun.

The boardwalk wobbles just enough to let you know it’s not anchored to dry land.