October 19th - Port Richmond Trail
The only trail segment of the East Coast Greenway that received TIGER funds will break ground on October 19th at 10am. The event will be held at the intersection of Delaware & Allegheny Avenues, just north of the entrance to Pulaski Park. The Delaware River City Corporation is the sponsoring organization, along with Philadephia's Parks and Recreation.
October 20th - Connector Bridge
Another trail segment that received TIGER funding is the Connector Bridge, which will provide a above grade crossing between Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park. This long anticipated bridge, which the City of Philadelphia built to complement the two at-grade crossings that opened earlier this year, will get a big ribbon cutting on Saturday afternoon at 1pm. Philadelphia Park and Recreation and Schuylkill River Development Corporation are the sponsoring organizations. Concurrently, the Friends of Schuylkill River Park is holding its Fall Festival from 10-3pm and the Schuylkill River Park Alliance is holding its 5K Runnin on the River Race at 8am.
October 28th - Cynwyd TrailHead and Station Rehab Ribbon Cutting – Cynwyd, Lower Merion Twp, PA – Lower Merion Twp Planning Commission. 12 Noon. This event is being held in conjunction with the Friends of Cynwyd Trail Fall Festival and will comprise a ribbon cuttinf ro the $625,000 Cynwyd Station Trailhead and $1M renovation of the Cynwyd Station.