Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs to Schuylkill Banks and enjoy scenic views of the Schuylkill River with family and friends while savoring your picnic!

Picknicking and sunbathing on Schuylkill Banks by Locust Street

Planning your picnic

Schuylkill Banks is part of the Fairmount Park system, so all Fairmount Park rules must be observed. This includes, but is not limited to: no littering, no smoking, only authorized vehicles, no vending or selling on the trail without a permit and no open fires. Permitting depends on a number of different factors and is handled by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Learn more about hosting picnics and special events on the Parks & Recreation website.

Looking for a new place to picnic? Grays Ferry Crescent is a great place to set up a blanket and enjoy a quiet afternoon by the river. Access points to this new trail segment are located on the 34th Street Bridge, Grays Ferry Avenue & 36th Street, and Wharton Street & Schuylkill Avenue. View the map here

Have questions about your picnic or interested in hosting an event on Schuylkill Banks? Contact SRDC by calling 215-222-6030 or emailing info@schuylkillbanks.org.