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There are always more new things to see and do at Adventure Aquarium, where families can explore, discover and play 365 days of the year. Adventure Aquarium has the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast and is conveniently located on the Delaware River, just minutes from Philadelphia. Come face to face with penguins, turtles, hippos and the only Great Hammerhead Shark on exhibit in the country! Experience free daily shows and up-close animal experiences all included in your Adventure Aquarium admission. Visit now to experience Dinosaurs of the Deep where guests will be immersed in the deep sea world of prehistoric marine reptiles delivered through innovative projection as well as living collection of creatures who managed to survive extinction. This limited time exhibit is your chance to discover and learn more about these amazing animals with an immersive, larger-than-life experience that will bring you face-to-face with more than 20 monsters of the deep. Along the way, visitors will witness life-sized species, ancient fossils, a coral reef teeming with prehistoric animals, interactive activities, and more, all included with General Admission. (Photo from the Adventure Aquarium) Parking Adventure Aquarium has parking lots located adjacent to the aquarium. [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
The Barbary is a 200-person capacity, three-floor dance club that offers cheap drinks and great music. It is located in the Fishtown section of the city, close the the Waterfront and some of the hippest stores and restaurants in Philly. The venue books "all age" concerts, live bands, and DJ parties.
Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship New Jersey is America's most decorated Battleship. Learn what life was like as a sailor on the ship by strolling across forecastle, climbing the original ladders up to the bridge, stretching out on the bunks where the sailors slept and by climbing into the 16” gun turret. The "BB62" was built at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and launched in 1942. She was brought back to Philadelphia in 1999, and was restored, opened and established as an educational museum and a tribute to the brave sailors who served on her during her long and distinguished career. The Battleship New Jersey opened as a Museum and Memorial in October 2001. Parking Parking is available in the Waterfront Garage located on Delaware Avenue. It's just a short trip from the Garage to the Battleship New Jersey. [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Parking $25 and $20 lots per car. Lots are located at and near the facility. Public Transportation As an alternative to driving, you may want to take the Riverlink Ferry or NJ Transit's Riverline to the Camden Waterfront. [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] Policies General Rules Outside Food and Beverage Not Allowed For some shows, Low back beach chairs (9" or less) are allowed. For most shows, one sealed bottle of water is permitted ( one liter or less). Camera Policy: Personal cameras are allowed in the venue. Flash photography, video and removable lens cameras are not permitted without venue approval. Children Rules Concerts: Children under 2 years are free if they sit on a parent's lap. Family shows: all children over 1 year old need a ticket.
Ben Franklin Bridge
One of the nation's great bridges, and once the longest suspension bridge in the world, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge was designed by acclaimed architect and engineer Paul Cret (who also designed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway). The bridge was constructed in 1926 as the first span linking Philadelphia and Camden and today stands as an elegant centerpiece for the Central Delaware. Its dynamic lighting system was designed by the firm Venturi Scott-Brown in 1986 in commemoration of the bicentennial of the U.S. constitution. The bridge allows for crossings by car, transit by PATCO high-speed rail on a separate rail right-of-way, as well as a popular pedestrian and bike way. The bridge is managed by the Delaware River Port Authority.
- Ben Franklin Yacht
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
Chickie's and Pete's Waterfront Crabshack Franklin Fountain Confectionery Cabin
- Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
The Camden Greenway project expands upon an idea dating back to the 1920s to create an interconnected system of open spaces, parks and recreation areas in the City of Camden. Today, the vision includes a continuous system of open space for recreation and environmental enhancement along the shorelines of the Cooper and Delaware Rivers and Newton Creek and promotes economic development in adjacent neighborhoods. Camden Greenways Inc. and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation have completed a first phase on the south side of Cooper River from New Camden Park through Farnham Park and along Kaighns Ave.
Cavanaugh's River Deck
Cavanaugh's River Deck offers dining and dancing, all with expansive views of the Delaware River and an up-close view of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The restaurant caters to romantic evenings, large parties for sit-down dinners, cocktail nights, and plenty of music and dancing. (Photo from Cavanaugh's River Deck) Parking [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
- Chart House
Cherry Street Pier
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.
Coast Guard/First Navy Yard/Immigration port
The Philadelphia Coast Guard station is responsible for monitoring maritime activity in the Delaware River and its tributaries including the Schuylkill River, as well as a portion of Delaware Bay. The station conducts multiple daily patrols of the maritime critical infrastructure and key assets. History The current site of the Coast Guard on the Delaware River waterfront has a rich history as the nation's first navy yard and as an important immigration port in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The frigate 'Philadelphia' was constructed in the Navy Yard in 1800 and served in the West Indies before running aground in North Africa under the command of Captain William Bainbridge. Captain Stephen Decatur later burned the ship in a daring mission during the 1803 war with Tripoli. The site served as a navy yard until 1879 when it came under the ownership of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which operated several passenger lines feeding into the Washington Avenue Immigration Station, located on an adjacent site. Thousands of immigrants passed through this station until its closure in 1915.
Columbia Avenue Connector
A collaborative effort by DRWC, New Kensington CDC, PennDOT and the Philadelphia Water Department has led to exciting plans for Columbia Avenue in Fishtown, a key connector street to Penn Treaty Park. As part of the Girard Avenue Interchange Rebuild (GIR), PennDOT will implement new streetscaping including lighting, street trees and rain gardens, and incorporate public art into the overpass rebuild. The public art includes sculptures of a wolf, turkey and turtles in honor of the Lenni Lenape Native American tribe. The art was designed by artist Donald Lipski and will be cast locally. (Image rendering by Studio Bryan Hanes/Donald Lipski)
The Columbus Monument was designed by Robert Venturi and completed in 1992 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the voyage of Christopher Columbus. The reimagined obelisk is topped by a weather vane that represents the colors of Italy and Spain--Italy being the country from which Columbus hailed, and Spain the country he sailed for. It also represents the role that all immigrants played in shaping Philadelphia and the United States.
- Dave and Busters
Delaware River Trail
About the Trail Running for 1400 linear feet, from Spring Garden Street to Ellen Street, this trail segment incorporates streetscape improvements that will be used for the entire waterfront trail, which will eventually run from Oregon Avenue to Allegheny Avenue. The first of its kind in the city in providing a 12’ bi-directional bikeway separated from a 10’ pedestrian walkway, all buffered from the street by plantings and a curb. The design includes rain gardens that will collect the first inch of storm water, relieving the city sewer system during major weather events, as well as beautiful and distinctive street furniture, including benches and bike racks, decorative street pavers, and innovative solar trail lighting. The trail segment is part of the East Coast Greenway and the Circuit, which provide a crucial bicycle network connection for the city and region. It also creates an important connection to Spring Garden Street, the site of a planned bike trail connecting the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River. DRWC worked closely with the Philadelphia Streets Department, Water Department and PennDOT to design and construct the trail. Construction was coordinated with local residents and businesses, including nearby Yards Brewery, Waterfront Square, and SugarHouse Casino. The trail was designed by RBA Group and constructed by AP Construction with assistance from Johnson, Mirmiran, and Thompson for permitting and construction management. Civic engagement was performed in coordination with the Central Delaware Advocacy Group. [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object] [object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
- Facility Rental
- Festival Pier
- Festival Pier Parking Lot
- Fillmore Philadelphia
- FringeArts Headquarters
Front St. Townhome Development
The Front St. Townhome Development project consists of a 38-unit townhouse development with green roofs, outdoor space for each unit, and a mix of surface-lot and garage parking. Developer David Perlman is planning on building a complex of three-story tall homes plus two carriage houses. Units will have views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge. The property backs up against an I-95 ramp, and the parking for the proposed development would be located next to the ramp The project needs special planning commission review because it is located within the Central Delaware Waterfront Overlay district, a special zoning district running from I-95 to the river, and from Allegheny to Oregon avenues. The overlay was created to make sure that development along the waterfront adheres to the principles outlined in the Master Plan for the Central Delaware.
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church
Gloria Dei is the oldest church in Pennsylvania and second oldest Swedish church in the United States. The church was built beginning in 1697, and was consecrated on July 2, 1700. The church has many Swedish artifacts and art pieces, including a chandelier made by artist Carl Milles, and models of Fogel Grip and Kalmar Nyckel, the first Swedish ships to arrive in New Sweden. The collection of historical and religious artifacts include bronze crosses and 18th Century bibles in Swedish and English. Today the church is owned and maintained by its congregation of Episcopalians.
Go Vertical is one of Philadelphia's only indoor rock gyms. Climbers of all experience levels can climb on over 250 routes ranging in difficulty levels. The gym, located in an old warehouse, features classes, parties, and plenty of sports comraderie Policies Everyone who visits the gym must complete our Go Vertical waiver form upon entering the facility for the first time.
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing Features Panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline, the Delaware River, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Unique waterfront ambiance for events that is unrivaled in the Philadelphia region Five tiered levels of various sizes that can accommodate equipment such as stages, tents, seating, and food concession areas Large public parking areas are conveniently located adjacent to the event space Two public restrooms located on-site Private backstage area with dressing rooms, a small on-site office area, and a private parking area. The Great Plaza parking areas can also be used as additional event space.
Dine on fine steak, seafood, and Japanese cuisine all while looking out on the beautiful river and Ben Franklin Bridge. All food is skillfully prepared and presented with great flair by Master teppan-yaki chefs over an open flame on your table top grill. At Hibachi, food preparation is the entertainment.
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
Enjoy the beautiful waterfront of Philadelphia at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Our hotel features excellent dining outlets, stylish event venues, spacious and comfortable accommodations, all coupled with impeccable service. Here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your stay: Relax in one of our spacious guest rooms or suites featuring scenic views of the city and the waterfront. Explore the best of Philadelphia attractions including, the Liberty Bell Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Valley Forge and so much more. Revitalize yourself with a visit to our hotel pool and take in panoramic views of the Delaware River and Philadelphia Skyline. Indulge your palette at one of our dining outlets where you’ll feast on deliciously crafted culinary options. Host your next meeting or special event in one of our flexible event venues and let our expert staff help to create your vision. We offer easy access to the best of Philadelphia while being surrounded by panoramic views of the city. Our waterfront hotel is the perfect place to stay to experience all Philadelphia has to offer. Whether it’s business or pleasure, make your reservations at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.
- Holiday Inn Express
- Independence Seaport Museum
- Irish/Scottish memorial
Keating's River Grill
Located on the waterfront, Keating's River Grill is the perfect location for not just a meal, but a dining experience. Smell the enticing food simmering from the open kitchen, while gazing at boats sailing by on the Delaware River. If you'd like to feel a warm breeze while dining, take a seat on the beautiful terrace. If you are looking for an evening out on the weekend, Keating's River Grill features unbelievable offerings at great prices. Take advantage of the late night kitchen, open until midnight every night. If you're looking to unwind a little, Keating's River Grill Bar is the perfect spot for happy hour, a pre-dinner drink, or to watch a big game. Relax in a quiet corner while enjoying a beautiful river view or join the crowd watching your favorite team on one of the 51-inch plasma televisions.
- Korean War Memorial
- La Peg
LOMBARD CIRCLE PARKING LOT
Columbus Blvd and Lombard Circle. DAILY RATE: $17 Entry from 8am - 12 midnight Contact: 215-928-8807 or 267-228-1974 PLEASE NOTE: Parking rates are subject to change Buses, limos, and oversized vehicles are $25
Lombard Circle Parking Lot
Columbus Boulevard and Lombard Circle $15.00 Monday - Sunday Entry from 8am - 12 midnight Access 24h Contact: 215-928-8807 or 267-228-1974
A proposed apartment building by developer Louis Cicalese which will provide more residential and retail to the Central Delaware.
- Market Street Dog Run
- Market Street Parking Lot
- Morgan's Pier
Old Brick Church
Kensington Methodist Episcopal Church, fondly known as Old Brick Church, was founded in the early 1800s by a group headed by John Hewson, a local Kensington Revolutionary War hero. The church is still open and services are held every Sunday. History The Old Brick Church is the oldest church in Kensington (and Fishtown).
Penn's Landing Marina
DOCK AT PENN'S LANDING MARINA The Penn's Landing Marina is located between Lombard Circle and Dock Street at 301 S. Columbus Boulevard, in the heart of the Philadelphia Waterfront. Docked at the Marina, you will be in walking distance of Center City, the Historic District, South Street, tons of restaurants, theaters, museum and more. Penn's Landing Marina is only steps away from Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest, a pop-up park and beer garden which features food, drinks, entertainment and a game room for visitors of all ages. The Marina is mere blocks from popular entertainment venue, the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, and Blue Cross RiverRink. The Marina houses the Moshulu restaurant and sits adjacent to the Independence Seaport Museum, the Hilton Philadelphia Penn's Landing and the Chart House restaurant. The Marina is Perfect for: Boat visits Canoe, kayak and swan boat rentals as part of the Paddle Penn's Landing Program Scenic water tours on the Spirit of Philadelphia, Patriot Harbor Lines, SailTime Philadelphia and the RiverLink Ferry Recent Improvements Include: Dredging to accommodate boats up to 6 ½ feet depth New floating finger docks 34 slips Accommodations for boats ranging from 19 to 150 feet. New Water Lines Electricity for 30, 50 and 100 amps Free Wi-Fi internet access ADA Accessibility 24-hour roving security on site If the Penn's Landing Marina is full, please visit us at the Pier 5 Marina.
- Penn's Landing Park
- Penn Treaty Park
Penn Treaty Village
The Canal St. North development proposes to use the former Ajax Metal building as a multi-use entertainment venue, including a 3000 seat music venue, an 18-lane bowling alley, a restaurant, retail space, offices and a tasting room for a local distillery. This development will anchor future development along Canal St., a winding cobblestone street built over a 19th century canal which followed the stream bed of the Cohocksink Creek. This development will provide important connections from Fishtown and Northern Liberties to the waterfront. Links for more information: Ajax Metal building: http://www.workshopoftheworld.com/fishtown/ajax.html
Apartments created out of former auto storage warehouses, this project by developer Michael Samschick demonsrates possible reuses of existing waterfront industrial buildings. These buildings respond to the twisting turn of Canal St. as it approaches the river, and anchor the southern end of Samschick's proposed Canal St. North project which will include a concert-venue, bowling alley and tasting room for a local distillery. Read more here: http://planphilly.com/articles/2012/05/10/apartments-fashioned-former-auto-storage-buildings-launch-large-mixed-use-development-major-riverfro
- Pier 24 Parking Lot
- Pier 5 Marina
Design elements include: An Entrance Deck with whimsical painted poles and repurposed maritime bollards to create a distinctive gateway for the pier. Located just off the future trail extension, this space serves as a resting spot for those using the trail and as a place where shopping center visitors can quickly experience the Pier Park. A Tree Canopy that begins to conceal the parking lot and traffic to the west. These trees serve as a threshold, marking that visitors have crossed into a new environment. Along the southern edge of the pier, visitors will find a number of picnic tables which can be used for casual meals or table-top games. The Aquatic Cut, 4.5’ deep cut into the pier surface allows water to filter up through the lower wood deck to reveal the semidiurnal tidal activity of the Delaware River. Filled with native, aquatic plants, this space will be a focal point for educators and curious visitors, creating a microcosm of the Delaware River’s pre-industrial ecology. The end of the pier features an Angled Lawn for lounging and sun-bathing. With proximity to the water and restored concrete paving, the Water-Side Walk and the open Pier Terminus supports a variety of events and activities such as recreational fishing or gathering to watch holiday fireworks. Custom-designed wave-shaped benches create a unique and distinctive park element that visitors will remember long after they’ve left.
Pulaski Park is located on a small pier at the corner of Delaware and Allegheny Avenues in the Port Richmond neighborhood. The half-acre parcel is part of Philadelphia’s expansive public park system and offers users a unique place to experience the river. Visitors can fish off the pier or simply enjoy the expansive views of the Delaware River to the north and south.
- Race Street Connector
Race Street Pier
Relax and unwind at Race Street Pier on the Delaware River Waterfront 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 summer fireworks displays. History of Race Street Pier The new Race Street Pier opened on May 12, 2011 as the first new public space of its kind to be realized as part of DRWC’s ambitious new Master Plan for the Central Delaware River Waterfront. Formerly Municipal Pier 11, the pier was renamed as the Race Street Pier to further reinforce its relationship to the City and reinstate its historic name. Construction of the original Race Street Pier began in 1896 including a large building built on two levels to serve different functions; the lower level for shipping and the upper level for recreation. As a nod to its past, the physical design of the new pier is split into two levels – an upper level with a grand sky promenade and a lower level for passive recreation and social gathering. A dramatic ramp rises twelve feet into the air along the north face of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, dramatizing the sense of arriving in the space of the river through a forced one-point perspective and allowing for rare views back to the City. A sun-filled lower terrace supports a multi-purpose lawn, planting beds and seating. The two levels are linked by a generous seating terrace that wraps around the end of the pier and amplifies the sense of magic associated with being on the edge. Race Street Pier is an integral part of a series of open space improvements proposed every half mile along the central Delaware as part of the new Master Plan for the Central Delaware. Funding for new park has been provided by The City of Philadelphia, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, William Penn Foundation, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Coastal Zone Management) and a challenge grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. FACTS ABOUT THE PIER The 37 large caliper Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor) trees were cultivated for four years at a nursery in Millstone, N.J for the World Trade Center Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City. Almost 10,250 individual 4 inch plots of shade tolerant grasses and perennials were planted in weathered steel planters to increase diversity and add texture, color and seasonal interest. The park’s setting under the Ben Franklin Bridge is spectacular at night; therefore the park was designed to be enjoyed in the evening as well as during the day with extensive lighting including 200 LED Solar Light Blocks embedded into the paving The paving on the upper level ramp is Trex, a sustainable synthetic decking material made out of reclaimed plastic and wood, representing one of the largest public installations of Trex decking in the country. The perimeter railing leans at a 65 degree angle towards the pier, further accentuating the forced one-point perspective of the ramp rising along the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Lights are incorporated into railing on the lower level. Tiered seating terraces link the upper and lower levels and create a destination at the end of the pier for viewing, gathering, and contemplation. Two wharf-drops on the lower level originally used to unload cargo for shipping were retrofitted and integrated into the new park. They are covered with transparent metal grating and a portion of one has been left open for users to experience the river in an unusual and authentic way. Over 2,015 cubic yards of geofoam were used to form the sky promenade on the upper level. The Delaware River is tidal, fluctuating an average of six feet in elevation a day. At mean high water level, the lower level of the pier will be approximately 4.5 feet above the river, making the Race Street Pier one of rare places where you can get close to the water. The Race Street Pier is also a tidal register, where you can find out the forecast for high and low tides for the City of Philadelphia.
Residences at Dockside
Discover the most exciting opportunity for luxury waterfront condo living that Philadelphia has to offer: The Residences at Dockside, a unique new waterfront condominium now being offered for sale, with unmatched views of The Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge, the Walt Whitman Bridge and downtown Philadelphia. Living in a luxury condominium above the River, you'll become attuned to the beauty of the Delaware's many moods, and the nonstop nautical activity outside your window is always compelling entertainment. (photo from Residences at Dockside)
- RiverLink Ferry
- Sheraton Society Hill
- South Street Pedestrian Bridge Parking Lot
Southern Riverfront Trail
Created by DRWC in 2010, this trail provides public access for walking running and biking along the river's edge from the park at Washington Ave. Green (just south of the Coast Guard station) to Pier 70 Blvd. (the southern edge of the Pier 70 parking lot). DRWC has successfully negotiated temporary easements with owners along this segment of the riverfront, and is working to make these easements permanent or acquire the property to create a permanent trail. DRWC purchased piers 66-70 in 2012 and the master plan calls for DRWC to eventually create a wetlands park along the entire length of this trail segment.
- Southern Wetlands Park
- Spirit of Philadelphia
Spring Garden Connector
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Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest
Hammocks Over 50 colorful handmade hammocks are strung throughout the park to create a relaxing place to spend summer days and nights. TWO Hammock Lounges that can be reserved, featuring premium outdoor seating, standing hammocks, and scenic waterfront views for up to 20 people. The Oasis Located in the Marina at Penn’s Landing, the Oasis consists of three landscaped barges, a net lounge, and floating gardens. The barges feature an ADA-compliant boardwalk, beautiful raw metal railings, and tons of seating. The cantilevered net lounge, inspired by Caribbean resorts, is a place where visitors can relax while suspended 4 feet above the water. Don’t worry, debris liners are in place to catch keys, change and cell phones! The floating gardens are constructed from a durable, non-toxic post-consumer plastic, and used around the country for wetland restoration. Not only are they aesthetically beautiful, but they are also serve to clean the water in the marina. the boardwalk The Boardwalk at Spruce Street Harbor Park is lined with swings, hammocks, bocce courts, ping pong, suffleboard, and hammock lounges. At the Southern end of the boardwalk, shipping containers have been converted into an arcade with Basket Fever skeeball, air hockey, claw crane games, Ms. Pacman, and two racing games. lights, lights, lights The park is lit throughout the night with its own unique series of hanging lights that slowly change color and sparkle. They turn the park into a magical destination at night. food and beverages The park caters to the whole family. Vendors include: Garces Group serving up a wide variety of food at Harborside Pizza, Froman's, Village Burger and Distrito Chickie's and Pete's outpost selling its popular Crabfries and cheesteaks The SS Franklin Fountain and Sugar Shack serving premium ice cream, sundaes, and shaved ice Frozen Delights offering up classic boardwalk foods like hot dogs and funnel cakes Spruce Street Harbor Park has also won awards for being Philly's best beer garden, with three bars serving a over fifteen local beers, draft cocktails and wine.
Open 24 hours, this Philadelphia Casino has all the slots and table games you love, right in Philly, and right when you want to play! SugarHouse Casino, opened in September 2010, is Philadelphia’s first casino. SugarHouse features 1,602 slots, 53 table games, fun entertainment, unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. Visit: www.sugarhousecasino.com for more information. Parking Free on-site and valet parking.
- Tugboat Jupiter
- Vietnam Memorial
- Vine Street Parking Lot
- Walnut Street Parking Lot
Washington Avenue Pier
Panoramic Views of the River at Washington Avenue Pier Washington Avenue Pier, formerly named Pier 53, is one of the newest greenspaces that the DRWC has created on the Central Delaware. The design of the park honors its evolving role on the waterfront from shipbuilding center to port-of-entry to naturalized finger pier, providing the following features to visitors: Panoramic views of the Delaware River, Center City and the Benjamin Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges An on-grade path allowing visitors to reach the tip of the pier and touch the water An elevated boardwalk allowing visitors to pass over wetland habitat below “Land Buoy,” a striking 55’ spire by artist Jody Pinto that allows visitors to climb a 16’ spiral staircase to a platform that allows for views up and down the river. The Land Buoy also emits a soft blue light, acting as a beacon and an invitation, and recalling the pier’s history as Philadelphia’s immigration station. Ecological enhancements including intertidal and riparian plantings, and innovative stabilization methods Sensitivity to the historical context by repurposing some of the materials of the site (both natural and man-made) into new park elements, including furnishings and a gateway marker at the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Washington Avenue announcing the entry point to the park. Interpretive signage relating the site’s history as the nation’s first navy yard and an immigration station where over 1 million entered the US.
Waterfront Square is a gated riverfront condominium community on the Delaware River. The complete Waterfront Square will comprise five buildings surrounding a three-acre park. Amenities include around-the-clock concierge, valet parking, private shuttle service, gated entry with a 24-hour attendant, 12,000-square-foot fitness facility with a spa and year-round swimming pool. (photo by Waterfront Square)
Wood Street Steps
The Wood Street Steps are the last remnant of a series of public staircases mandated by William Penn to ensure public access to the waterfront through a compromise with landowners in 1694. The steps are a symbol of the tremendous city planning history in Philadelphia, as well as a reminder that the Delaware River's bank once reached Water St. at this location.
Yards is a regional craft brewery located at 901 N. Delaware Ave. in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1994, Yards began as a garage-sized operation in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia where the award-winning Extra Special Ale was born. For over 20 years, founder, president and brewmaster Tom Kehoe and the Yards crew have upheld their distinctive English-inspired style while continuing to embrace the innovative spirit that defines American Craft brewing. Today, Yards brews nine year-round beers in addition to their robust line up of seasonals, limited releases, and small batch brews. On weekends, Yards offers free tours and a rotating roster of the city's best food trucks, and the Tasting Room is open seven days a week. Yards is proud to be Pennsylvania’s first 100% wind-powered brewery. For more information, visit yardsbrewing.com. Yards Brewing Company proudly crafts beers of authenticity, integrity and character rooted in the great tradition of British ale brewing and for the pursuit of happiness. A destination for locals and tourists alike, the spacious, sunlit Tasting Room boasts a friendly, knowledgeable staff and impressive view of their 9,000 square foot brewhouse. Hardworking employees enjoy their daily shift beers while conversing with visitors about their favorite craft beer-related subjects. Subtle touches like the bar tops reconstructed from bowling lanes allude to the brewery's lasting commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability. The Yards Tasting Room is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 12 - 7pm and Sunday from 12 - 4pm. Free brewery tours and beer samples are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4pm. Yards is proud to be Pennsylvania’s first 100% wind-powered brewery. Recent Awards & Recognition 2015 Good Food Award Finalist: ESA (winner TBD Jan. 2015) - Good Food Awards Good Food Award Finalist: Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce (winner TBD Jan. 2015) - Good Food Awards 2014 Bronze Medal, Indigenous Ale: Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce - Great American Beer Festival Dark Beer of the Year: Yards Love Stout - Best of the Philly Beer Scene Beer Gives Back Award (Humanitarian of the Year): Tom Kehoe - Best of the Philly Beer Scene The Non Profit Professionals Summit Appreciation Award - Non Profit Professional Summit, Philadelphia 2014 The Perfect Beer for the Philadelphia Phillies: General Washington’s Tavern Porter - Thrillist Certified 100% Green Power User - United States Environmental Protection Agency Best Drink - WHYY Best of the Chefs 2013 Silver Medal, English-Style Mild Ale: Yards Brawler - Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal, Indigenous Ale: Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce - Great American Beer Festival Best Barrel-Aged Beer: Yards Bourbon Love Stout - Best of the Philly Beer Scene Best Local Brewery - Drinker’s Choice Awards Best Local Brewery Runner-Up - PHL17 Hot List 2012 Bronze Medal, Extra Special Bitter: ESA - Great American Beer Festival Best Local Beer: Philadelphia Pale Ale - Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly 2012 Best IPA/Pale Ale: Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale - Best of the Philly Beer Scene Best Session Ale: Yards Brawler - Best of the Philly Beer Scene Best Light Beer: Philadelphia Pale Ale - Atlantic City Beer Festival