About Us

  • Bartram's to Passyunk Phase I

Schuylkill River Development Corporation

SRDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with the City of Philadelphia to revitalize the Schuylkill River corridor from the Fairmount Dam to the Delaware River, branded as Schuylkill Banks. The centerpiece of this effort is the construction, programming, and maintenance of a continuous eight-mile riverfront trail and greenway with associated access points and amenities along the Banks. The first phase of trail construction, which is well underway, will connect the Fairmount Water Works and Bartram’s Garden, both National Historic Landmarks. Subsequent phases of trail construction will extend Schuylkill Banks to Fort Mifflin, another National Historic Landmark, situated near the confluence of the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers.


SRDC is revitalizing Schuylkill Banks, connecting people and neighborhoods for the well-being of all.


SRDC envisions the transformation of Philadelphia's tidal Schuylkill River, Schuylkill Banks, into a premier riverfront destination that connects diverse neighborhoods, providing safe recreation and alternative transportation.

The Schuylkill Banks trail and greenway fosters:
• social and economic development
• vibrant and healthy neighborhoods
• public health improvements
• environmental enhancements
• community members who are active stewards of Schuylkill Banks

SRDC will achieve these results through continued diversity in governance, membership, and equitable community engagement.


Joseph R. Syrnick, PE, PLS – President & CEO
Lane B. Fike, PE – Director of Capital Projects
Blaise Syrnick – Director of Operations
Heather Saeger – Director of Marketing & Development
Meghan Miller – Office Manager & Administrative Assistant