Awesome news, Philly: Spruce Street Harbor Park at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River Waterfront will officially open for the 2016 season on Saturday, May 7 — nearly a month earlier than last year.
Spruce Street Harbor Park has been an absolutely amazing addition to Philadelphia’s summer scene since 2014, and we are psyched to see the riverfront park return in 2016.
Last summer, Spruce Street Harbor Park drew more than half a million visitors and was lauded as one of the best urban beaches in America and one of the best places to visit in Philadelphia.
This year, the park will not only open three weeks earlier than last year, but it will also remain free and open to the public with hours every day this summer thanks to the generosity of Univest Corporation and Valley Green Bank, a division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. Pretty cool.
Developed by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the temporary village on Penn’s Landing makes for an essential Philadelphia summertime — and now springtime! — attraction with its floating restaurant, beer garden, hammocks, boardwalk, colorful LED lights, entertainment schedule and an expanded food program.
The floating barges with over-the-water seating, food and a bar will return for 2016 with even more dining offerings from Garces Group, in addition to more food options and locations thanks to new team-ups with additional Philadelphia restaurants (more details coming soon).
Need even more reasons to get psyched? Check out 15 things to look forward to at Spruce Street Harbor Park.
And, don’t worry, we’ll have news about Spruce Street Harbor Park’s sister site, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, soon…stay tuned!
It’s going to be a stupendous summer, Philly.