UPCOMING DESIGN PHILADELPHIA TOURS
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 during the Design Philadelphia festival on the following dates: Saturday, October 10th at 10AM, Sunday October 11th at 3PM, Wednesday, October 14th at 5PM, Thursday, October 15th at 5PM and Friday, October 16th at 4:30PM. Suggested donation of $25.
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!