Spruce Street Harbor Park was a major hit among Philadelphians last summer. Hundreds flocked to the shady park illuminated by a string of lights to create an atmosphere you see in romantic comedies. Now the pop-up park of all pop-up parks will re-open a month early and will have a little extra amenities for visitors.
The official opening is scheduled for May 22nd with the closing set for the end of September. As was the case last year Jose Garces will be holding center court with awesome food offerings. The floating barge garden, trucking containers with vendors and hammocks will all be returning. However, organizers are offering more hammocks, a larger park footprint, Adirondack chairs, as well as bistro tables and picnic tables.
As a compliment to Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Delaware River Water Front will be transforming the Blue Cross River Rink into a skating rink. Visitors to the rink will also get to enjoy a center shaded island to relax between laps. Admission to the park is free to all Blue Cross cardholders. For added entertainment the winter music festival will transition into the summer and offer live music acts to Blue Cross River Rink visitors.
All-in-all it looks like the waterfront will be the place to be this summer.