Created for and by the Philadelphia community, Cherry Street Pier is a mixed-use public space on the central Delaware River waterfront. Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, it is a year-round creative incubator, marketplace, performance venue, and social space for all of Philadelphia to enjoy.
The Delaware River Waterfront Corp's vision for the space is to provide a vibrant, collaborative home for Philadelphia’s most visionary artists and entrepreneurs. We strive to facilitate meaningful civic engagement and community building, and act as a public destination that is inspiring, enlightening, and universally accessible. Ultimately, we hope Cherry Street Pier will serve as a model for community partners and public space providers to help better understand how civic assets can support and tap into entrepreneurial energy.
Funding for the project was provided by the City of Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation, The Board of Directors of City Trusts and the Delaware Avenue Fund, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.