Schuylkill Banks Grays Ferry Crescent
This greenway along the east bank of the river from 34th Street to Wharton Street provides long awaited access to the river for neighborhoods in South and Southwest Philadelphia. This segment of Schuylkill Banks features a 3,700 foot-long bicycle and pedestrian trail, plus several walking trails totaling another 1,600 feet.
Lawn areas allow casual activities such as picnicking, throwing a Frisbee or playing catch, and meadows of native grasses provide a natural beauty to the area. New amenities along the greenway provide fishing and viewing opportunities. Benches, lighting, and trash receptacles have been installed to create a safer and more comfortable environment along the greenway.
Access points to this new trail segment are located on the south side of the 34th Street Bridge, 36th & Grays Ferry Avenue, and Wharton Street & Schuylkill Avenue. Although it is currently only accessible using on-road connections, this section will eventually be part of the off-road trail linking Center City to Bartram’s Garden.
Learn more about Gray's Ferry Crescent on www.schuylkillbanks.org.