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May 25 - September 9, 2017

Spring Tours

Join Friends of the Rail Park board members for a street-level walking tour of the proposed site of Philadelphia’s next great public space. This street-level tour will follow along elevated and submerged sections of the former Reading Railroad, and tour leaders will share stories of its history and visions for its future.

Tours begin at 10AM at 21st and Pennsylvania Avenue on the east side of the Rodin Museum and proceed to 12th and Noble Streets, the site of Phase I, which is a designed, engineered and shovel ready project. Tours will cover a distance of 1.5 miles and conclude at approximately noon. Sturdy shoes or sneakers and drinking water are recommended.

We ask for a donation of $25 for each tour participant, which helps ensure our all-volunteer nonprofit organization can continue to offer public activities and events like this one. If you would like to take the tour but a $25 donation is beyond your means, please email [email protected], and we will accommodate you.

Spaces are limited, so please notify us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend by emailing [email protected]

  • Time:  Please be advised that the tour will begin promptly at 10am and conclude around noon. We suggest arriving 10 minutes before the starting time to sign in and pick up a map.
  • Location:  Beginning at the northwest corner of N. 21st St. and Pennsylvania Ave. and concluding at 12th and Noble.
  • Donation:  $25
    Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and help make public events and activities like tours possible. Additional donations can be made via our website.
  • Additional Info:  Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather! In case this tour must be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will receive notice by email from Friends of the Rail Park at least 2 hours in advance of the tour.
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June 7, 2017

Build the Rail Park Happy Hour at the Trestle Inn - Bring Your Own Dog Edition.

Every first Wednesday from June to August we host a local rescue with adoptable pets on-site and treats provided by Doggie Style Pets. If you already have a beloved buddy, BYOD – Bring Your Own Dog!

Morris Animal Refuge joins us on Wednesday, June 7. Founded in 1874, the Morris Animal Refuge is America’s First Animal Shelter. They are committed to adoption, education and high-quality care, and as an open-admission shelter, and Morris has never turned an animal away.

Featuring:

  • $7 Ryed The Rails Cocktail
  • Happy Hour Specials
  • Go Go by The Trestle Specials
  • Adoptable Pets
  • Doggie Treats by Doggie Style Pets

GET ON BOARD

In October 2016, the Center City District (CCD) broke ground on Phase 1 of The Rail Park. Stretching from Broad Street at Noble to Callowhill between 11th and 12th Streets, this historic quarter mile will soon become our city’s newest elevated public park, with a distinctive design that celebrates our industrial past and cultural heritage.

As the excitement builds, join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 5PM-8PM as we grow awareness of the project and raise funds to close an approximately $350,000 funding gap for Phase 1 construction. 20% of all sales from each monthly Build the Rail Park Happy Hour, hosted at The Trestle Inn, will go directly to support construction.

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June 15, 2017

Party for the Rail Park on June 15, 2017

To support the ongoing growth of the Rail Park, we’re throwing a party at the brand new Roy Pitz Barrel House in Philadelphia. We want you to join us.

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Past Events

October 7, 2016

Unsung

Join us for Unsung at The Rail Park, hosted by Mural Arts.

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March 25 - April 22, 2017

Ground-Breaking Ceremony

Join Friends of the Rail Park board members for a street-level walking tour of the proposed site of Philadelphia’s next great public space. This street-level tour will follow along elevated and submerged sections of the former Reading Railroad, and tour

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