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!

10/1/2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Schuylkill River Development Corporation and Friends of Schuylkill Banks, along with our partners Philadelphia Runner and Shake Shack, invite runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to join us for a fun run and walk on the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk the night before it opens to the public. Check-in starts at 5:30.

10/2/2014 11:30am - 12:00pm

Join the City of Philadelphia and SRDC as we dedicate and officially open the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk on Thursday, October 2 at 11:30 a.m. on Schuylkill Banks by Locust Street.

Speakers will include:

  • Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Deputy Mayor for Transportation & Utilities, Rina Cutler
  • SRDC Chairman, Gerard Sweeney
  • FHWA Engineer, George Fleagle
  • PennDOT Assistant District Executive, Chuck Davies
  • City Councilman, Kenyatta Johnson

Following the ceremony, participate in the inaugural promenade along the boardwalk. We hope to see you there!

10/2/2014 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.

10/2/2014 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.

10/4/2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram's Garden and discover the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a quarter-mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail.

This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram's Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

10/4/2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cruise to Bartram's Garden and discover the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a quarter-mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail.

This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram's Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

10/5/2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of family fun on the new Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, featuring free snacks and live entertainment on Sunday, October 5 from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Entrances to the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk are located on the east (Center City) side of the Schuylkill River near Locust Street and from the stair tower or ramp on the east side of the South Street Bridge.

10/11/2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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.

10/11/2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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.

10/12/2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram's Garden and discover the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a quarter-mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail.

This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram's Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

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