Spruce Street Harbor Park

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Spruce Street Harbor Park
TypeUrban beach / Urban area
Location301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Opened2014
Visitors175,000 (2015)
StatusOpen during summer months only
WebsiteOfficial website

The Spruce Street Harbor Park is an urban beach located in Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Open during the summer, the place features a boardwalk along the Delaware River with a beachfront atmosphere.[1] Fireworks were planned around the Independence Day holiday, though the main fireworks were scheduled for the Ben Franklin Parkway on July 4 itself.[2]

The park's features include a beachfront with a boardwalk along the Delaware River and about 100 hammocks hang under thousands of LED lights hung in the trees during the night. There are multiple restaurants and pubs or bars. The park has hammock lounges and two barges available for reservation. On Saturdays, it is host to the Art Star Pop Up Market, where local artist sell candles, soaps, ceramics, art, home goods, jewelry and more. [3]

History[edit]

In 2014, Philadelphia inaugurated the first Harbor Park festival which was planned with beer gardens to start a new tradition they referred to as "Summer in the city".[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spruce Street Harbor Park".
  2. ^ "Spruce Street Harbor Park". Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.
  3. ^ "ART STAR POP UP MARKET". Delaware River Waterfront. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Your guide to Philadelphia's pop-up parks and beer gardens". PhillyVoice.

Coordinates: 39°56′40″N 75°08′29″W / 39.9445°N 75.1415°W / 39.9445; -75.1415