Behind the Rail Park, there are people.

Real people. Us. We’re the Friends of the Rail Park, a nonprofit working with the City of Philadelphia, the Center City District, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation toward one simple goal: to bring the Rail Park to life.

10 Neighborhoods

Connecting Fairmount Park to Center City.

A Space for Everyone

Young and old, artists and athletes, neighbors and visitors alike.

Community programming for arts, education, culture, health, and wellness.

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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The Friends of the Rail Park

We are a small, determined team that’s been working to create the Rail Park for years. Now, energy is building. We’ve got more support than ever. And we will not stop working until the entire Rail Park is built. Then we’ll care for it, like we have all these years, and we’ll fill it with programs that benefit our city, our neighborhoods, and the people of Philadelphia.

Friends of the Rail Park is working in collaboration with the Center City District, the City of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to care for Phase One of the Rail Park, and fill it with public programs and life.

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