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If you haven’t heard by now, a new park is opening along the Delaware River. Just south of the Hyatt the Spruce St. Harbor Park is set to open this Friday at 11 am. Paid for by a $310,00 grant from ArtPlace America, the new park will have features never before seen in Philly public spaces.
Visitors can expect to see a series of floating barges complete with lily pad water gardens, a pop-up restaurant and bar from Jose Garces, and nets that will suspend visitors over the water. Hammocks and covered seating will be available for visitors as well. Designed by some of the areas top architectural firms, Spruce St. Harbor is sure to be a summer hot spot for families and those looking for new spaces to relax and enjoy the summer weather.
The center piece of the park will be Jose Garces “floating restaurant,” The Blue Anchor. It will have seating for 250 people and situated near a floating garden. The menu is described as relaxed and food can be taken anywhere in the park. However, the alcohol being served must stay at the restaurant.
In addition the park will feature a boardwalk that is wheel chair accessible and will feature snack bars and an arcade that will be housed in converted shipping containers for an added coolness effect. The hours of the park are currently listed as 11am to 1 am daily up until August 31st.
It is sure to breathe new life along the area of the waterfront that has been relatively stale. With all these cool features this is definitely a place you have to see in person to appreciate.