• Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier


The beautiful Race Street Pier on the Delaware River Waterfront provides a place to relax and unwind. The park provides soaring views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the wide expanse of the river. Sit on the terraced promenade and watch runners and trains pass by overhead, listen to Duck Boats splash into the water, and gaze out as the barges float slowly past. The Pier is picnic-friendly, with a spacious lawn and manicured plantings, providing a vegetated park suspended over the river. On some nights, stay and watch musicians, outdoor movies, or one of the many summer fireworks displays.

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The Race Street Pier is also a perfect location for wedding photos and ceremonies with beautiful landscaping, unique lighting and benches, and the river and Ben Franklin Bridge in the background. Please note, all wedding ceremonies, wedding and engagement photography, and commercial photo shoots require a permit. 
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    Permits are needed for all wedding photography, engagement photography and wedding ceremonies

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    Permits are needed for all commercial photo shoots

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