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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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Lardner’s Point Opening

Lardner’s Point Park- the newest segment of the East Coast Greenway- opened May 14, 2012 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by many organizations, local residents,  Mayor Michael Nutter, and the press. The DRCC managed the transformation of Lardner’s Point from a forgotten parcel covered with invasive plants into a publicly accessible stretch of restored shoreline. The […]

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Lardner’s Point Park Groundbreaking

The Delaware River City Corporation is announcing the creation of a riverfront park on 4.5 acres of land immediately south of the Tacony Palmyra Bridge and in front of the City of Philadelphia Water Department’s Lardner’s Point Pump Station, Construction will begin in November of 2011 with park completion anticipated in May 2012. The Lardner’s […]

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New park coming to Bridesburg-Tacony riverfront will add green space and wetland, keep fishing pier.

New park coming to Tacony riverfront will add green space and wetland, keep fishing pier. February 23, 2011 By Kellie Patrick Gates s For PlanPhilly Picnickers and hikers may soon join the fisherfolk at Lardner’s Point in Tacony. Sometime this summer or early fall, construction will begin on a new, 4.5-acre park that will replace the […]

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Bridesburg Waterfront: Ready for Change

Star Staff Writer By Brian Rademaekers Right now, it is a little hard to imagine the Bridesburg waterfront at the end of Orthodox Street as a lush oasis for weary migratory birds and frazzled city dwellers seeking respite. Driving east from Richmond Street, Bridesburg’s tight-knit, row home fabric quickly fades into a “no-mans land” that […]

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Riverfront an old Friend in ‘Burg

Bridesburg Star by Brian Rademaekers Sitting in a small building near the fenced-off banks of the Delaware River, members of the Bridesburg Historical Society listened as Jayne Spector told the story of how the neighborhood had been shaped by the massive body of water. Spector, a landscape architect, flipped through slides showing maps dating to […]

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