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

Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin’s latest book is the novel Lion and Leopard (The Head and The Hand Press). He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) and The Possible City (Camino Books). He is senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” and the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine. Popkin's literary criticism appears in the Wall Street Journal, Public Books, The Kenyon Review, and The Millions. He is writer-in-residence of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.



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