Revitalizing the Delaware

Renewed public interest and investment in the river, through ecological restoration projects, stormwater management, and long-range plans, are restoring the Delaware to a thriving river, and stimulating the revitalization of the communities around it.

Reconnecting communities

Philadelphia’s industrial might and its location along the Delaware River catapulted it to international renown as the “Workshop of the World.” The river provided water and food for residents, transportation for industry, and was used for recreation, but worsening pollution and extensive industrial development cut the river off from people. As part of the East Coast Greenway, the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway is reconnecting local communities with the Delaware River.

Get Involved

Community involvement is essential to building the North Delaware Greenway and the larger projects it is part of. The DRCC and its partners offer many opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteer work days, river walks and park tours, submitting media, or contributing your skills to daily operation.

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU) to be title sponsor of DRCC’s Spring Fling!

Delaware River City Corporation (DRCC) is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU) will be Title Sponsor for the 4th Annual Spring Fling. The Spring Fling, celebrating the 10th anniversary of DRCC’s founding in 2004, will be held on Thursday, May 15 at the Quaker City Yacht Club. “Philadelphia Federal Credit Union […]

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DRCC hosted a successful Spring Clean-up Day!

Despite the chill and gushing wind, more than 40 volunteers showed up to participate in Mayor Nutter’s Annual Spring Clean-up Day at Lardner’s Point Park this past Saturday. We at DRCC are grateful for all of the participants’ hard work in helping to keep our park beautiful for all to enjoy. Check out pictures from […]

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Get your ticket to the 4th Annual Spring Fling!

DRCC’s 4th Annual Spring Fling, Celebrating our 10th Anniversary Honoring: Former Congressman Robert A. Borski Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award Mariann Porter Dempsey, Outstanding Service Award Tacony Town Watch, Community Organization of the Year Award May 15, 2014 Quaker City Yacht Club 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event includes cocktails, light fare, live entertainment, and the award ceremony. To purchase a […]

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Former Congressman Robert Borski to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA- The Delaware River City Corporation (DRCC) today announced that Robert A. Borski, Jr., former Representative to the U.S. House, will receive the organization’s first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. “Bob’s exemplary leadership and extraordinary dedication have directly led to our successes along the riverfront,” said Tom Branigan, Executive Director of DRCC.  “We are grateful […]

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April 5th is Annual Spring Clean-up in Philly!

Looking to give back to your community this spring? Join us on Saturday, April 5th from 9a-2p at Larder’s Point Park as we participate in Mayor Nutter’s annual Spring Clean-up, a city-wide event that focuses on preserving Philadelphia’s extensive system of parks and trails. Visit to sign-up. All clean-up tools will be provided, as […]

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Ground Broken on the Delaware Ave Extension Project!

Last week brought excitement to the Bridesburg community as ground was officially broken on the Delaware Avenue extension! This project, the brain child of Robert Borski, DRCC’s founder and Chair, extends the avenue from Lewis Street to Orthodox Street, relieving I-95 congestion and improving the community’s access to the Delaware River. You can read all […]

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May 15th – Save the Date for Our Spring Fling!

Despite the sub-freezing temperatures suggesting otherwise, spring is right around the corner and that means we at DRCC are getting ready to host our 4th annual Spring Fling. This year, we have even more to celebrate as we acknowledge the 10th anniversary of our inception and pay honor to individuals and community organizations that have […]

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Watch the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

For those of you who were unable to attend the Port Richmond Trail ceremony, it’s available on You Tube at the following link:  Sit back, relax and enjoy it as we had fun on a beautiful day in October!

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Port Richmond Trail Is OPEN!

The Port Richmond Trail section, on which the ribbon was cut on Oct. 29, 2013, is 1.6 miles extending from Richmond & Allegheny east along Allegheny to Delaware at Pulaski Park and then north on Delaware to Lewis Street. In the Spring the City will begin construction on a 1 mile extension of Delaware Avenue […]

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Two Upcoming Events!

On Saturday, Oct. 26th, beginning at 9 a.m., DRCC will host a Volunteer Day at Lardner’s Point Park, Levick Street at the River, next to the Lardner’s Point Pumping Station and just south of the Tacony Palmyra Bridge.  We will be doing a fall planting and sprucing up the park.  All the help we can […]

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