JOIN US FOR A TOUR
Join us for a street-level walking tour alongside the proposed 3-mile Rail Park site, and learn more about the historic City Branch and Reading Viaduct. Starting near the entrance to the majestic tunnel under Pennsylvania Avenue, following The Cut east towards The Inquirer Building, and ending at the Viaduct on the site of Phase 1 on the 1200 Block of Noble Street, tours led by members of the Board of Directors are designed to engage, inform and inspire.
Upcoming tours will take place on the following dates: Sun. April 26th, 3pm - 5pm; Sat. May 9th, 10am - 12pm; Sat. May 30th, 10am - 12pm; and Sat. June 20th, 10am - 12pm. Sign up here.
For the May 9th tour, we are pleased to announce that it will be co-led by Paul Steinke. As the former General Manager of the Reading Terminal Market, Paul learned a bit of Reading Railroad lore and we look forward to him sharing it along the way. Prior to his tenure at The Reading Market , Paul served as founding Executive Director of University City District and was the first Director of Finance for the Center City District. Paul is currently a candidate for an At Large seat on our City Council. We are grateful for his willingness to share his knowledge of our city and some of its history.
Registration is required and space is limited, so reserve your spot here today!
PHASE 1 RECEIVES $1M FROM KNIGHT & WILLIAM PENN
The Rail Park recently made the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer with the announcement of a $1 million grant towards the construction of Phase 1, thanks to the generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the William Penn Foundation, as well as the leadership of the Fairmount Park Conservancy in spearheading the "Reimagining the Civic Commons" initiative. This incredible step forward brought us to just over $4m in committed funds towards the $8.6m needed to transform a quarter mile of the Reading Viaduct into Phase 1 of the Rail Park. For more details, here's a link to the press release. Please support us in helping secure the remaining funding we need to break ground on Phase 1 of the Rail Park!