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Pop-Up Waterfront Park Opening Later This Month Is Coming Together

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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A pop-up park, set to open at Penn’s Landing later this month, is starting to float into place.

The tugboats moved in on the Penn’s Landing Marina towing three 80-foot barges, positioning them for Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Jodie Milkman with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation says this project is a summer transformation of the waterfront at Columbus Boulevard and Spruce Street.

That means a boardwalk, an urban beach, yard games and even a hammock lounge. But the centerpiece is where those 80 foot barges come in.

“People are drawn to the water,” she said. “In the summer, where else do you want to be?”

It’s called “The Oasis” by designer David Fierabend.

“There’ll be beer gardens and restaurants and relaxation and trees and lights,” Fierabend said. “There’s gonna be some great, beautiful gardens on the water.”

Fierabend’s company Groundswell is also behind Winterfest at the River Rink and they hope to bring that same energy to this park which opens on June 27th.

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