Published on March 17 2020

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation's (DRWC) highest priority is the safety and well-being of our staff, partners, and visitors.

As valued members of the Waterfront community, we hope that you are safe and sound during this uncertain time as we all feel the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

In order to help stem the spread, we ask that the public abides by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations on social distancing and avoid gathering in groups along the Waterfront until the statewide ban is lifted.

You are still welcome to enjoy the Waterfront as you practice social distancing and help keep the most vulnerable in our community healthy. (See the handy guide from the National Recreation and Park Association below.)

Here at DRWC, we are doing our part by taking the following steps:

  • Conducting thorough, deep cleanings of all administrative offices and interior spaces.
  • Ensuring that essential personnel, including security and operations staff, remain on site.
  • The parking lots at Market, Walnut, and Lombard Streets are still open, with automated machines that you may use to pay as you enter.
  • Public restrooms are closed.
  • Photography permits will not be granted until the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Stay at Home order is lifted. If you previously submitted a photograph request, please follow up with DRWC. 
  • All public programming/gatherings have been suspended until further notice, per the order of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This means no events of any kind will take place at Washington Avenue Pier, Pier 68, Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Cherry Street Pier, and Race Street Pier until the order has been modified.

In addition, our offices are temporarily closed. Staff are working remotely with full access to vital tools to continue to move the vision and mission of the organization forward.

We will continue to work closely with the City of Philadelphia and follow state and federal guidelines to ensure we are doing our part to help stem the spread of this virus so that we may come together soon to celebrate Summer along the Delaware River Waterfront. We are all #InThisTogether.

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