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.

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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Groundbreaking Ceremony, Baxter Trail!

Come to our Groundbreaking Ceremony next Tuesday! Details in the flyer below… hope to see you there!

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Movie Night: Despicable Me 2

We are thrilled to report that our first ever Movie Night hosted at Pennypack Park was a huge hit! Families from the neighboorhood (60 people!) came out to watch Despicable Me 2 on the banks of the Delaware.   Stay tuned for upcoming events, next of which is our 5k run. Learn more about it […]

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Friends of Pennypack Park, October Monthly Meeting

The Friends of Pennypack Park are hosting their next monthly meeting on Thursday October 16th.  The meeting will begin at 7:30pm at the Lafayette Holy Redeemer Center, located at 8580 Verree Road, and the guest speaker this month will be Chuck Furst, of the Delaware River Shad Fisherman Association. Read the Friends of Pennypack Park’s latest […]

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Follow the progress of the Delaware Avenue Extension project

This past March, ground was broken on the Delaware Avenue Extension project. You can follow the progress by checking out the following website for news, including pictures and status updates.

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DRCC thanks our sponsors for a successful Spring Fling!

We are so grateful to everyone who showed up last Thursday for our 4th annual Spring Fling at the Quaker City Yacht Club, honoring Congressman Robert Borski (Lifetime Achievement Award), Mariann Porter Dempsey (Outstanding Service Award), and the Tacony Town Watch (Community Organization of the Year Award). Despite the threatening winds, the weather held up […]

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Take part in Love Your Park Week this Saturday with DRCC!

Come join us at Lardner’s Point Park to help us plant trees and keep the surroundings beautiful! WHAT: Volunteer Planting/Cleanup Day WHERE: Lardner’s Point Park (corner of Milnor & Levick St.) WHEN: Saturday, May 10th from 10:00am – 2:00pm WHY: This service day event is part of “Love Your Park” week; a city-wide celebration of […]

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