Spruce Street Harbor Park To Remain Open Extra Month (Updated)

 

Photo: Nathaniel Popkin

Photo: Nathaniel Popkin

Officials of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced this morning that Spruce Street Harbor Park, the widely successful pop-up installation at Penn’s Landing, would remain in service until September 28.

“There was so much support for the park, and so many people asking us to keep it open, that we decided to extend,” said Emma Fried-Cassorla, DRWC spokesperson. Among those clamoring for an extension was Mayor Michael Nutter, who asked the DRWC to find a way to keep the park going. “We’re trying to make sure that we are listening to the residents and visitors of the city and are responding to what they want.”

Fried-Cassorla said that the floating barges will remain once the park is taken down and decorated in advance of the Waterfront Winterfest, which will return for a second year. Spruce Street Harbor Park will will return for a second season, as well, next summer. The DRWC is soliciting feedback from park users HERE.

For our review of the park’s architecture, click HERE.

For our interview with the park’s designer, David Fierabend, click HERE.

About the author

Nathaniel Popkin is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including the forthcoming Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (Temple Press) and a novel, Lion and Leopard (The Head and the Hand Press). He is the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."



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