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!

9/27/2014 11:00am - 12:15pm

Join instructors Erin Gautsche and Ashley Renee Wagner under the sun in one of Philly's greatest green spaces for affordable outdoor yoga every Saturday through November. Please bring a mat, water, small towel, and sunscreen. Arrive ten minutes prior to class to choose a place for yourself in the grass and sign in. Classes are pay-what-you-can (suggested donation $5-$15).

9/27/2014 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.

9/27/2014 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.

9/28/2014 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.

Reservations must be made by phone or in person. Call 215-222-6030 x100 for more information or to book your tour.

9/28/2014 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.

9/28/2014 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.

9/28/2014 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.

Reservations must be made by phone or in person. Call 215-222-6030 x100 for more information or to book your tour.

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

Be one of the first people across the new Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk!

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.

Speakers will include:

  • Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Deputy Mayor for Transportation & Utilities, Rina Cutler
  • SRDC Chairman, Gerard Sweeney

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.

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