The Greenway Plan for the North Delaware – stretching eleven miles, from Pulaski Park in Port Richmond to Glen Foerd in Torresdale – will transform much of the vacant, former industrial property along the Delaware River into a destination waterfront. This greenway will bring a new, distinctive identity to the Northeast and stimulate the economy and culture of the entire City of Philadelphia. This transformation of Philadelphia’s North Delaware Riverfront will create a new ‘front door’ to the City of Philadelphia for neighbors and visitors to enjoy. The North Delaware Riverfront will provide much-needed recreational space for residents and restore habitat for wildlife and other ecological services.
The Greenway Plan guides the development of a continuous, 11 mile recreational trail, including “gateway” access points to adjacent neighborhoods. Pulaski Park in Port Richmond is the southern anchor, and the Bucks County River Trail will be the northern anchor. Gateway entrances will include parking lots, as well as improvements to “green connector” streets that will enable residents to have direct access from areas west of I-95 to the river trail.
This trail is part of the national East Coast Greenway, a designated National Millennium Trail, that will extend 3,000 miles on and off-road bike trail from Maine to Florida.