Here’s a Look at Those New Pergolas Coming to the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

Installation started last week and the trail is still open!

Photo via Schuylkill Banks on Facebook.

Photo via Schuylkill Banks on Facebook.

The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk continues to be a force to be reckoned with as the installation of steel pergolas is ongoing. Be Well Philly updated runners, walkers and bikers last week to be on the look out for intermittent closures of the boardwalk. Now we’re getting our first look at the structures themselves, which are being installed in the two northern-most overlooks of the boardwalk.

The trail will be open during installation, but please be careful out there.

Not only will they provide a little bit of shade but also spruce up the design. Joe Syrnick, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Schuylkill Banks explained that the project will be wrapped up by the end of the year. The design is mean to tie in with the other similar structures to denote an entry point to the trail, like the one near the Art Museum, at the Market Street ramp and also at South Street. It’s part way finding mechanism and part branding.

Syrnick tells us that the wooden purlins that you’re starting to see are made of Western Red Cedar wood. The open trellis design will allow light to flow through the structure and also give visitors a chance to sit and see the stars at night.


• Attention Runners: Expect Closures at the Schuylkill Boardwalk This Week [Be Well Philly]