Riverfront North Partnership Communications Manager
Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Trail Connecting Three River Parks on the Northern Delaware River in Philadelphia
The 0.6-mile K&T Trail segment is now open, closing a critical gap in the Circuit Trails Network and connects three riverfront parks
On Friday, August 11th, Mayor Kenney, representatives from Riverfront North Partnership, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, City of Philadelphia, the Circuit Trails, elected officials, and more will gather with community members to celebrate the opening of the K&T2 trail segment.
The 0.6-mile trail segment is the newest addition to the Riverfront North’s planned 11-mile network of trails and parks along the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia. It connects Lardner’s Point Park at the base of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge to the Tacony Boat Launch, via a 12-foot wide multi-use trail.
This trail also serves as an important link in the Circuit Trails, a multi-use trail network in Greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey which currently includes more than 375 miles of completed trails. It closes a key gap in the Circuit Trails, which is critical momentum to achieving the Circuit Trails Coalition’s goal of 500 miles by 2025.
Friday, August 11th at 10 a.m.
**This is a rain or shine event
10 a.m. – Presentation on the trail at Magee Avenue
10:45 a.m. – VIP photo cutting the ribbon across the new trail. VIPs will ride on bikes and surreys on the new trail after the ribbon cutting.
Parking at Lardner’s Point Park
5202 Levick Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137
*Ceremony will be on the trail at Magee Ave and the river (a short walk from Lardner’s Point Park).
Mayor Jim Kenney
Michael Mattioni, – Board Chair, Riverfront North Partnership
Senator Jimmy Dillon, District 5
Rep. Joe Hohenstein, District 177
Rep. Pat Gallagher, District 173
Councilmember Mike Driscoll
Orlando Rendon – Interim Commissioner Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Stephanie Phillips – Executive Director, Riverfront North Partnership
Patrick Starr – PA Vice Chair, Circuit Trails Coalition
Jane Golden – Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia
About Riverfront North Partnership
Riverfront North Partnership works with the City of Philadelphia to create, activate, and steward an 11-mile network of parks and trails on the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia. RNP was founded in the belief that every Philadelphian has the right to direct access its rivers. The trail is currently 65% built, and seven of the eight planned parks are open to the public. Even as we see the dream for a continuous river trail in Northeast Philadelphia – and connections to the national East Coast Greenway trail system – becoming a reality, we are building a diverse community of stewards for these spaces through outdoor recreation, nature and cultural activities, and volunteerism. For more information, visit riverfrontnorth.org.
About Philadelphia Parks & Recreation:
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation advances the prosperity of the city and the progress of her people through intentional and sustained stewardship of public land and waterways as well as through safe, stimulating recreation, environmental and cultural centers. PPR helps Philadelphia’s children and other residents grow by connecting them to the natural world, to each other, and to fun, physical and social opportunities. For more information, find Philadelphia Parks & Recreation online at www.phila.gov/parksandrecreation and follow @philaparkandrec on social media.
About the Circuit Trails
Greater Philadelphia is the proud home of the Circuit Trails, a regional trail network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. One of America’s largest trail networks, the Circuit currently includes nearly 380 miles of completed multi-use trails with a vision of including more than 800 miles of interconnected trails across a nine-county region in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by 2040. Nearly 65 nonprofit organizations, foundations and agencies are working together as part of the Circuit Trails Coalition to advance the completion of the trail network. A premiere regional amenity, the Circuit Trails connect our people to our local communities, providing endless opportunities for recreation and commuting. So whether you bike it, walk it, run it or paddle alongside it, the point is — just enjoy it. Learn more at www.circuittrails.org and connect with the Circuit Trails on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok to find out what is happening #OnTheCircuit.