Events

COVID-19 Update from the Rail Park

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From the Staff

Make & Play at home

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From the Staff

We're in this together.

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From the Staff

Looking back at 2019

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From the Staff

Placing community central in Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park

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Events

Sight/Sound Opening October 5

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From the Staff

Shawn Sheu Selected for Fellowship Program

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Events

Sight/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park

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Update

Callowhill Staircase Closed

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From the Staff

Planning for a community-powered Rail Park

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About the Park

The Rail Park featured in the New York Times

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Events

Lunar New Year at the Rail Park

Get ready, Philadelphia—we're welcoming the Year of the Pig with a big celebration on February 9 from 12-4 pm!

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Our Vision

Kevin Dow at GreatPHL 2018

Watch the video of our Executive Director Kevin Dow speaking at GreatPHL 2018, a festival of ideas hosted by Kismet Coworking Space.

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From the Board

Our Newest Team Member

This summer, we began the search for our second full-time team member: a new Community Engagement & Programs Manager. Now, the search is over, and we're thrilled to welcome Shawn Sheu to the Friends of the Rail Park team!

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From the Board

Rail Park Research

Know someone who's interested in research? Well right now, Penn State University has openings for two different research positions—both of which benefit the Rail Park!

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About the Park

New Entrance in the Works

There's a new project in the works at Phase 1 of the Rail Park. It's a staircase that will give people access from the underpass at 13th Street up onto the park.

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Phase 1

Poetry and Art at the Rail Park

Phase 1 of the Rail Park isn't just home to plants and pathways. It's also a canvas for Dawn Chorus, a beautiful site-specific work of public art.

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From the Board

We're Hiring!

Do you have a passion for public green space? Do you love helping build community? Maybe you should join Friends of the Rail Park as our new Community Engagement and Programs Manager.

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About the Park

Phase One is Open

Phase One of the Rail Park is open! It starts along Noble St, just east of North Broad, and arcs toward Callowhill up onto the Viaduct. It's free and open to the public from 7am-10pm every day.

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Phase 1

Phase 1 Grand Opening

The wait is finally over. Phase 1 of the Rail Park is now open to the public, and we couldn't possibly be more excited.

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From the Board

Our New Executive Director

We're thrilled to announce that we've just hired our first Executive Director, Kevin Dow.

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Phase 1

Phase 1 Construction Update

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About the Park

Rail Park Snapshot

Do you know what the Rail Park is all about?
It only takes 20 seconds to find out.

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Events

Party for the Park

On March 8, 2018, we hosted a cocktail party and concert at Voyeur Nightclub to benefit the Rail Park.

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From the Board

Our Board Adds Two New Members

The Friends of the Rail Park is excited to announce the election of two new additions to the board: Mrs. Tiffany Newmuis and Mr. Allen Hall.

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Update

New Indego Station at the Rail Park

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Update

Support the Heineken Cities Project

Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Heineken USA and Bruno Mars.

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Phase 1

A Construction Update

Our partner for Phase 1 of the Rail Park, Center City District, recently shared an update on the site construction and we want to share it with you, too.

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Phase 1

Phase 1 Awarded $3.5M Grant from the State

Phase 1 of the Rail Park is now nearly funded, thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the state.

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