Friday, August 17, 2012

News from the Delaware River City Corp

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Delaware River City

 Corporation Update 

August 2012 

The ribbon cutting for Lardner's Point Park took place on May 14.  The park was then opened to the public and some minor construction activities continued.  The newly renovated pier has attracted a lot of fishermen.

There are now two gates so the parking area can be closed at night.  The original wetland plantings did not survive and some have been replaced.  We hope to have a volunteer effort in the fall to add more plants.  We are also planning to initiate a Friends of Lardner's Point Park in the fall.  Anyone interested in this activity should contact us.

The Port Richmond section of our trail was bid on July 12 and a contractor was selected.  We expect construction to start in September or October.  This will add a 1.5 mile section along Allegheny Avenue and Delaware Avenue which should be completed by late summer 2013.

The Delaware Avenue extension from Lewis Street to Orthodox Street, a City Streets Department project, should be in construction in early 2013 and will include a piece of trail.  We also expect that the K&T section (Carver Street to Unruh Street) to start construction in early 2013.  2013 should also bring the construction of the Baxter trail section (Pennypack Creek to Linden Avenue).  It will be a busy year along the river.

Red Bellied Turtle
Red Bellied Turtle

View from gate  
View from the Gate
Delaware River City Corporation
5301 Tacony Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19137

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