By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront is getting a summer makeover.

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The wintertime ice rink, at Spruce Street Harbor Park, is being transformed into a summertime roller rink.  But that’s not the only big change taking place.

“An extended boardwalk with a new family entertainment area.  The return of the Oasis — three floating barges featuring a net lounge, water gardens, colorful seating, and a new conceptualized restaurant and bar.  And of course, more hammocks and more seating,” notes Tom Corcoran, with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

He says last year more than 500,000 visitors came to the park.

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“We think that great things are happening up and down the river, and we expect even greater attendence and an even greater vibe this year,” he added.

The Spruce Street Harbor Park opens Memorial Day weekend, and will remain open until the end of September.


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