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PHILADELPHIA – FINAL WEEKEND! Spruce Street Harbor Park officially closes this Sunday, September 28, but not

before a weekend long celebration
, highlighted by a
FREE Bardo Pond, Spacin’ and Needle Points concert
on Saturday, September 27

. The Delaware River Waterfront

Corp (DRWC) created this seasonal park using an ArtPlace America grant to reinvigorate the Penn’s Landing Marina and reconnect Philadelphians to their waterfront. The opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park did more than that:
it created a new vibrant and diverse community along the waterfront, and brought tens of thousands of people from the surrounding region, many of whom had never been to Penn’s Landing before. The park also helped spark a conversation about why the connection
to the city is so vital, and showed people just how magnificent the waterfront can be. The success of Spruce Street Harbor Park was bolstered by the opening of a new permanent park at
Washington Avenue Pier, and the groundbreaking on another permanent park at

Pier 68
, to be opened next year. Together with
recent opening of the FringeArts building, the momentum and public interest are finally in place to bring the waterfront up to its full potential as guided by the Master Plan for the Central Delaware.


As DRWC has learned, these types of projects don’t work without public engagement and support. The organization is hoping to show its gratitude for this support with a blow-out closing
weekend full of free events for the entire family. A
full schedule of events can be found on our website
is encouraging park visitors to
fill out survey forms
to inform the design of next summer’s seasonal park and Waterfront Winterfest, which opens on November 28. For all of the Philadelphians who are sad to see the park shut down for the summer,
DRWC encourages them to visit the Blue Cross RiverRink and Waterfront Winterfest to see
the cold weather version of Spruce Street Harbor Park (think ski lodge, fire pits, hot chocolate and more).




A full weekend of FREE activities for the entire family before the park closes for the season. Link for full activities:



Park hours: 11AM-1AM every day through September 28 (see
website for complete Blue Anchor hours

FREE Bardo Pond, Spacin’ and Needle Points concert: Saturday, September 27, 7-10PM (event

A full schedule of Spruce Street Harbor Park entertainment can be found at



Spruce Street Harbor Park:
401 S. Columbus Blvd. at Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 19106

Public Transportation: Market-Frankford line to 2nd Street, SEPTA bus routes 17, 21, 25, 33, 42, and 48

Parking: Available onsite

Bike Parking: Available onsite