WHAT TO EXPECT AT SPRUCE STREET HARBOR PARK PRESENTED BY UNIVEST/VALLEY GREEN BANK
Open May 22 through the end of September, seven days a week. Through the support of Univest/Valley Green Bank, DRWC will open the park one month earlier and in response to the demand from last season, will keep it open through the fall.
You asked and we listened. The return of SSHP will include expanded restaurant offerings. The Garces Group will return with new concepts and even more food locations.
A new planted meadow with perennials donated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, thoughtfully repurposing the materials from Sol LeWitt’s award-winning temporary installation Lines in Four Directions in Flowers to create a spectacular new flowering garden for all to continue to enjoy.
The SSHP Boardwalk returns, this time extended to incorporate other acclaimed Philadelphia restauranteurs, seating options, and a new family entertainment area, making SSHP a Philadelphia dining destination.
The Oasis returns with three floating barges, water gardens, colorful seating, and a newly conceptualized restaurant and bar. The centerpiece of the Oasis, the net lounge, will extend from the barges allowing visitors to hang over and almost touch the water underneath them.
More hammocks and seating! Hammocks will be added to every accessible area to allow for summer lounging along the waterfront. Bistro tables, Adirondack chairs, and picnic tables will be added to the expanded footprint of the park to accommodate even more visitors.
A summer survey showed that many visitors came to the park via bike, walking, and public transit. Signage will be added to help locate the park along the waterfront, and bike parking will be increased on-site. In addition, Ride Indego, Philadelphia’s new bike share program will have a station across the street from Spruce Street Harbor Park at Foglietta Plaza.
Lights, Camera, Action! The lights that made the park so unique, and were widely shared on Instagram, will be back to once again create a visual feast along the waterfront. In addition, programming throughout the summer will create even more reasons to visit the park and stay at the hotels nearby.
Spruce Street Harbor Park will once again be FREE and open to the public, which is part of the mission of DRWC.