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Parks on Tap at Trails End

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The South to Christian trail was designed by SRDC, the City of Philadelphia and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to build a trail segment along the east bank of the Schuylkill from South Street to the vicinity of Christian Street. This project extends the popular Schuylkill River Trail by an additional 1,400 feet, closing part of the gap between the Boardwalk and Grays Ferry Crescent. The north end of this trail segment ties to the southern end of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk and the stair tower to the South Street Bridge. CHOP built a stair tower and bridge to connect the South to Christian trail segment to the elevated public plaza around its facility at South Street and Schuylkill Avenue.


The Schuylkill River Trail is a 30-mile multi-use recreation path that is a favorite for families, runners, walkers and bicycle riders, alike. Parks on Tap is located near the ADA-compliant access point of the Schuylkill River Trail, offering all tourists and locals the opportunity to experience spectacular waterfront views. 

The South to Christian Trail project received the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in 2019! Learn more about the award HERE.