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.

Final Community Meeting for the Proposed Riverfront Park

Please join us on December 16th at 6:30 for the final Community Meeting to review the final conceptual master plan for the new riverfront park in Bridesburg! Learn more here.

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Second Community Engagement Meeting for New Park in Bridesburg!

      The second in a series of community meetings for the new park in Bridesburg was a great time! We delved further into the plans brainstormed at the last meeting, and were showed potential mock-ups of plans created by Locus Partners. We also had the pleasure of creating a wall full of our […]

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New Bridesburg Riverfront Park

Bridesburg is getting its’ very own Riverfront Park! Philadelphia Parks and Recreation acquired the ap­prox­im­ately 10-acre parcel of land, located at the end of Orthodox Street, last July as part of a “land swap” deal with Phil­adelphia In­dus­tri­al De­vel­op­ment Cor­poration, (PIDC). Community engagement plays a crucial role in this project under the leadership of Locus […]

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2nd Annual 5k on Oct. 11th

Sign up now for DRCC’s 2nd Annual Greenway 5k Presented by AT&T on the Port Richmond Trail to be held on Sunday, Oct. 11th.  You can print the form below and return it to DRCC or follow the button below! Register Now by ACTIVE Network We hope to see you there!  

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DRCC’s Fifth Annual Spring Fling was a HUGE success! We couldn’t have asked for a better set of circumstances, what with the beautiful weather, the great turnout, the delicious food and the excellent musicians Sad Patrick and Bethlehem. The only thing that could have made it even better would have been a surprise celebrity appearance… […]

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Spring Fling 2015

Spring Fling 2015 is upon us! Coming up on May 14th, the Fifth Annual Spring Fling, sponsored by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, will be held at the historic Glen Foerd Mansion on the Delaware.  This year, we will be recognizing The Honorable Allyson Schwartz with the Robert A. Borski Lifetime Achievement Award. We will also be […]

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Thank you Anderson Construction!

Here at the DRCC, we can’t even begin to show how much we appreciate Anderson Construction Company, our Business Privilege Tax Partner! We are currently in the 8th year of our 10 agreement with the City of Philadelphia which allows our partner to donate a portion of their annual tax dollars to our organization in lieu of […]

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Interview with Tom Branigan, Executive Director of DRCC

Last week, Executive Director of DRCC Tom Branigan sat down with Comcast Newsmakers for an interview discussing the mission, progress, and upcoming plans of the organization. Watch our 5 minutes of fame below!  

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First Annual 5k Run/ Walk

A big thanks to everyone who participated in our first annual 5k Run/ Walk!!! Below are the times of all our runners, and the names of our first place winners in the Male, Female, and Youth categories. We couldn’t have asked for a better first 5k, with over 60 participants ranging from under two to […]

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Groundbreaking Success!

The groundbreaking for the Baxter Trail section of the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway Trail simply could not have gone better! The weather was perfect, and the turnout was excellent. Among the many notable speakers were Mayor Michael Nutter, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Michael DiBereadinis, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, and many more. Check out press […]

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