Bartram's to 61st Street
SRDC worked with the City to extend Schuylkill Banks south from the 56th Street Plaza to the vicinity of 61st Street. The project includes the construction of approximately 1,800 feet of trail, shoreline stabilization, constructing stormwater infiltration basins, planting approximately 125 trees, restoring approximately 1.6 acres of degraded industrial land to a naturalized meadow condition, and constructing an overlook on the southern end and a fishing plaza on the northern end. This project is the first phase of a larger trail extension project that will eventually extend to Passyunk Avenue and a planned riverfront park near the Passyunk Avenue Bridge. The feasibility study for this project was completed by KSK Architects Planners Historians, Inc. Final design was completed by Pennoni Associates and Ground Reconsidered.
This project has received funding from the William Penn Foundation, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Commonwealth Financing Authority, the PA Office of the Budget, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the PA Department of Environmental Protection/Coastal Zone Management, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the Environmental Protection Agency.