Tag: RailPark

Inside Philanthropy / May 22, 2018

Getting it right: a parks project fueled by private dollars, with an eye on equity

The Rail Park will be a major test for Philadelphia and its philanthropic community. With similar public space projects being increasingly scrutinized for fueling gentrification in surrounding neighborhoods, the real challenge is not just fundraising enough to build a crown jewel park for the city, but also one that serves the surrounding community without contributing to inequality.

Curbed / May 9, 2018

Philly’s long-awaited Rail Park has an opening date

Despite a series of delays, the first section of Philadelphia’s highly-anticipated Rail Park will open to the public on June 14th. This phase stretches along a quarter mile of the former Reading Viaduct rail line, from Callowhill to North Broad and Noble Street.

The Philadelphia Citizen / January 24, 2018

What Philly's Rail Park is learning from the High Line Network

Philadelphia’s highly-anticipated Rail Park project is on track to open this spring. The project is currently working to ensure the park is a welcoming place for neighborhood residents, an issue that Rail Park leaders have have been exploring at High Line Network gatherings.