THURSDAY: Official Opening of Delaware River Trail

Please join us as we unveil the new Delaware River Trail 

Thursday, May 27, 2010 

12:45 PM

South Trail Entrance at Pier 64 (Turn off Columbus Boulevard into the shopping center parking lot just north of Mifflin Street & continue east through the lot to the water’s edge & make a left onto the surface road and proceed north behind Walmart)


  • Tom Corcoran, President, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Mayor Michael Nutter, City of Philadelphia
  • Councilman Frank DiCicco, City of Philadelphia (invited)
  • Paul R. Levy, President & CEO, Center City District

Thursday will mark the official opening of the Delaware River Trail, a 1.3-mile long mixed-use recreational trail that will help the citizens of Philadelphia reconnect with the Delaware River waterfront. From Lombard Street to the Pier 70 shopping center, the trail provides a connection to Center City's successful bike lanes, a safe alternative to the busy traffic of Columbus Boulevard and wonderful views of an oft-hidden part of the city. The trail is the first phase in a series that will extend it from the Race Street Pier to Pier 53.  Check out previous PlanPhilly coverage of the Delaware River Trail as Kellie Patrick Gates walked the trail in October 2009.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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