Schuylkill Banks

About SRDC


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. Work is under way to connect the Fairmount Water Works and Bartram’s Garden, two National Historic Landmarks, and extend the trail from its current southernmost point near 61st Street to the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure on Passyunk Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. Subsequent phases of the project 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 and Chief Executive Officer
Heather Saeger – Chief Operating Officer
Lane B. Fike, PE – Director of Capital Projects
Blaise Syrnick – Director of Operations
Danielle Whitesel – Program Coordinator