Race Street Pier, located along the river at the intersection of Race Street and Columbus Boulevard opened in 2011 as the first park to be completed by DRWC. The design of Race Street Pier is a nod towards its original function as a bi-level shipping pier built in 1896.
The Pier, situated south of the Ben Franklin Bridge and just north of Cherry Street Pier, has an upper level with a grand sky promenade and a lower level for passive recreation and social gathering. A sun-filled lower terrace supports a multi-purpose lawn, planting beds and seating. The two levels are linked by amphitheater-style seating that wraps around the end of the pier and amplifies the sense of magic associated with being on the edge. The Pier allows for rare views of the River, Bridge, and Center City skyline all at once.
Race Street Pier is open year-round, seven days a week from 7am - 11pm. The Pier is the only public park owned and operated by DRWC that allows wedding ceremonies. It is also a popular place for wedding and engagement photography as well as commercial photography and videography. Permits are required for ceremonies and photo sessions.