Partners

It takes a team

SRDC works with the City of Philadelphia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in fulfilling its mission. Key City agencies include the Department of Commerce, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia City Planning Commission,  the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, and the Department of Streets. Key state agencies include DCNR, PennDOT, DEP, DCED and FBC. In most cases, SRDC is the junior partner to these larger organizations, but our frequent presence on site makes our contribution significant.

Additionally, SRDC has great support and guidance from private foundations, including the William Penn Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia Foundation, and the Knight Foundation. And SRDC is proud to partner with a variety of other public, private, and nonprofit partners to advance the Schuylkill Banks Vision and help create a more sustainable Philadelphia.

Organizations working on the tidal Schuylkill

  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation - Schuylkill Banks is owned by the City of Philadelphia.  Parks and Recreation manages the space in partnership with SRDC.
  • Schuylkill River Greenway Association - SRGA manages the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, which covers the entire 128-mile river.
  • Schuylkill River Parks Alliance - SRPA is a trail user group that formed to advocate for keeping at-grade entry points into Schuylkill Banks free of parked trains. They hold a race and a Halloween parade each year.
  • Friends of Schuylkill River Park - FSRP is the official friends group of Schuylkill River Park, located on 25th Street between Pine and Spruce Streets. Schuylkill River Park includes the Markward Playground, a community garden, fields and courts for recreation, and a dog run.
  • Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center - FWWIC is an interactive museum inside the Water Works where families can have fun while learning about the history of the National Historic Landmark and how water impacts our lives today.
  • Bartram's Garden - The oldest botanic garden in the United States, this gem of a National Historic House and garden lies along the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia.
  • Philadelphia Department of Commerce - The City's Commerce Department supports Schuylkill Banks with strategic thinking and capital funding as it relates to economic development. 

Partners supporting SRDC operations, programming and capital projects 

  • 50onRed*
  • AECOM*
  • Albert Lofgren-Antoinette Farrar Seymour Donor-Advised Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
  • Ammann & Whitney*
  • Amtrak
  • Aqua America, Inc.
  • Babette Josephs
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • C & R Building Supply*
  • Carr & Duff*
  • Center City District
  • City of Philadelphia
  • City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce
  • City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Activities Fund
  • City of Philadelphia, Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Connelly Foundation
  • Cozen O’Connor
  • CSX Transportation
  • Curt Fox
  • Drexel University
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • DuPont Clear into the Future
  • East Coast Greenway
  • Econsult Solutions
  • Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
  • Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
  • Gregory FCA*
  • Hewlitt Packard
  • IKEA
  • James Price, Realtor*
  • John Bartram’s Association
  • John Gough
  • Joseph F. Spera, DMD*
  • Landservices USA
  • Locust Associates
  • LRSLA*
  • Melissa Heller
  • Merrill Lynch*
  • Morris Visitors Center
  • My Fabulous Mama*
  • Neighborhood Transformation Initiative
  • Olitsky Family Foundation*
  • PECO*
  • Pennoni Associates, Inc.*
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Coastal Zone Management Program
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  • PEW Charitable Trusts
  • Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development
  • Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
  • Philadelphia Runner
  • Philly Car Share
  • Preferred Sands*
  • Pure Sweets*
  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy*
  • Raynier Institute & Foundation
  • Realen Properties
  • Reger Rizzo and Darnall LLP
  • Roger Perry Memorial Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
  • Samuel S. Fels Fund
  • SCA Americas
  • Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area
  • Schuylkill River Park Dog Owners Association
  • Shake Shack
  • Sheridan Volunteer Engagement Systems*
  • Sunoco*
  • Tag Communication Services*
  • The Weeders Garden Club
  • U3 Ventures*
  • University City District
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Urban Engineers, Inc*
  • William Penn Foundation

(*supported a Friends of Schuylkill Banks fundraiser)