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Schuylkill Banks
2929 Arch St # 13
Powelton Village
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Cross Street: Market Street
General Information
The goal of extending the trail to Bartram’s Garden requires a link from the Grays Ferry Crescent to the west bank of the Schuylkill. An abandoned railroad bridge just south of the Grays Ferry Bridge offers the unique opportunity to reuse an existing structure for this river crossing. The bridge is an old turntable structure, or swing bridge, that is now permanently set in the open position.

Support Schuylkill Banks! More Banks for your Bucks Make an investment in Philadelphia that you can enjoy every day of the year by making a donation to SRDC! You will feel good about making a difference in the lives of thousands of Philadelphians, as every dollar of your tax-deductible donation to SRDC's More Banks for your Bucks campaign supports trail operations, maintenance, and events. Donate to SRDC online, or learn more about donating by contacting Josh Nims at or 215-222-6030 x106. Friends of Schuylkill Banks FOSB formed in 2010 to raise money to support SRDC’s work along Schuylkill Banks. The Friends of Schuylkill Banks recently held a fundraising BBQ at Walnut Street, and are planning another great fundraising event in September. Learn more about how you can get involved by visiting I Do Foundation Getting married? Now you can support the Schuylkill River Development Corporation by registering with the I Do Foundation. The I Do Foundation allows couples and their guests to make wedding-related purchases that generate donations for charity, and makes it easy for guests to make donations in lieu of gifts. Schuylkill Banks Volunteer Program Volunteers are needed throughout the programming season (May through October) on the Banks! Volunteers assist with River Boat and Kayak Tours, Movie Nights, annual events, and at the Schuylkill Banks Center. If you are excited about what we do and want to help and/or help others understand our projects and programs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

  • Activities:
  • Biking
  • Running
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Walking
  • Picnicking
  • Boating
  • Creative Arts
  • Skateboarding
  • Activities: Art in the open is a citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and their relationships with the urban environment. Art in the Open debuted in June 2010, bringing a selected group of artists to the Schuylkill Banks - from the historic Fairmount Water Works to Bartram's Garden - to inspire new ways of seeing the river and the city it runs through.

    Tickets: Adults $25, Children 12 and under $15

    Purchase tickets online or by calling 215-222-6030 x100 or x103.


    Tours depart from the Walnut Street Dock, located under the Walnut Street Bridge on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. Directions and parking information are available in Plan Your Visit.

    The RiverLoop is a U.S. Coast Guard-approved vessel with indoor and outdoor seating, and a bar. Nonalcoholic and bar beverages for sale during all tours. Tours are not recommended for children under age 4. No carry-on food or beverages allowed at any time. Tours are subject to cancellation without notice in case of inclement weather or conditions that are deemed unsuitable for navigation by the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Presenting sponsor, SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal-care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products. With Americas headquarters in Philadelphia, in the U.S. we manufacture TENA® and Tork® products. SCA is committed to social and environmental responsibility and supports SRDC in developing Schuylkill Banks.

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