Schuylkill Banks

(Elected officials join Josh Nims, crouching at left, in the ceremonial groundbreaking -- using skateboards as shovels -- for a new skate park.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Ground Broken For Skateboarding Park Near Ben Franklin Parkway

“Skateboarding is an art form, a way of life, and a very important part of Philadelphia’s culture and creative economy,” says Claire Laver, executive director of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund.


(Mayor Nutter takes a moment to reflect at the dedication of Philadelphia's 9/11 memorial, along the Schuylkill River near 25th and Chestnut Streets.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Dedicates 9/11 Memorial On Banks of Schuylkill

This memorial includes a piece of an I-beam from one of the towers that was demolished in the terrorist attacks.


(An artist’s rendering of the connector bridge. Credit:

Dog Owners Meet With City Lawyers Over Schuylkill Banks’ Temporary Dog Run

Dog lovers and their lawyers have met with city attorneys to resolve issues about the size of a temporary dog-walking area at Schuylkill Banks, required to allow construction to get under way on a pedestrian bridge at the Locust Street opening of the park.


(An artist's rendering of the connector bridge. Credit:

Pet Owners Seek Injunction To Stop Construction Of Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge

An attorney hired by pet owners is seeking an injunction to stop construction of a pedestrian bridge at the Locust Street opening of Schuylkill Banks until they fix plans for their dog park.


Navy Seals Coming to Schuykill Banks

by KYW’s Steve Tawa US navy seals will be landing their ‘special ops’ boats at Schuylkill Banks Wednesday afternoon, where there will be a tree planting for a ‘navy seal grove.’   It’s the second […]