Upcoming Events

There's more to Schuylkill Banks than just a great riverfront park. Take advantage of regularly scheduled events such as movie nights, river tours and kayak tours, or special events put on by SRDC and our partners!

4/30/2016 9:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us for a Volunteer Open House for interested and returning volunteers on Saturday, April 30th from 9am to noon, at the Schuylkill Banks Center under the Walnut Street Bridge. This is a great opportunity to informally meet with us and discuss your availability and interests.

Volunteers are needed on the Banks throughout the programming season, May through October. If you are excited about what we do and want to help out with riverboat tours, kayak tours, movie nights, cleanups and other events, get in touch with us today! For more information about volunteering on Schuylkill Banks, contact Zoe Axelrod at zoe.axelrod@srdc.net or (215) 309 5523.

5/8/2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the newly restored 1731 house and Ann Bartram Carr garden.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

5/8/2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the newly restored 1731 house and Ann Bartram Carr garden.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

5/13/2016 12:00am - 5/15/2016 12:00am

Returning after a 1-year hiatus, the fifth annual Art in the Open plein-air festival will be held on Schuylkill Banks from May 13 to 15, 2016. Join AiO along the Banks from the historic Fairmount Water Works to Locust Street and at Bartram's Garden, where a jury-selected group of artists will create new works of art outside, in a creative process open to everyone.

For a list of participating artists and more information about Art in the Open, visit www.artintheopenphila.org.

6/2/2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

6/2/2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

6/5/2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the newly restored 1731 house and Ann Bartram Carr garden.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

6/5/2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This professionally guided tour of the tidal Schuylkill includes equipment rental, 1/2 hour of instruction and 1 hour on the river. The tour departs from the Walnut Street Dock. Individual and tandem kayaks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

6/5/2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the newly restored 1731 house and Ann Bartram Carr garden.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

6/5/2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

This professionally guided tour of the tidal Schuylkill includes equipment rental, 1/2 hour of instruction and 1 hour on the river. The tour departs from the Walnut Street Dock. Individual and tandem kayaks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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