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Phase One is free and open daily 7am - 10pm

People sit on the wooden platforms at dusk at the Rail Park. Blurry figures of people dancing are seen along the path.
The Rail Park during the day. The white gravel path leads to wooden platform seating surrounded by plants. The sumac trees show off bright red leaves.
A group of people stand in front of the Story Wall, an 80 foot galvanized steel wall with a historic atlas map, at the entrance of Phase One.
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Noble St Entrance

1300 Noble St.

A view of the swing benches at the Rail Park, surrounded by plants
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Callowhill St Entrance

Between 11th & 12th St

Getting here

Photo of the 45 SEPTA bus which goes to 12th and Noble
Photo of the Spring Garden Station on the SEPTA Broad Street Line
Photo of Indego blue bike rack
Aerial image of the Rail Park showing the streets below
  • Bus

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    2, 4, 16, 23, 45, 61

  • Subway

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    Broad Street Line to Spring Garden

    Five minute walk

  • Bike

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    Indego Bike Share Station

    12th & Callowhill

  • Parking

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    Paid Street Parking or Paid Surface Lot Parking

Phase One map

Illustrated map of Phase One
  • Rail car rendering

    We have plans to restore this historic rail car and turn it into a visitors center for the park.

  • The Story Wall at the Rail Park, an 80 foot galvanized steel wall with laser cut imagery of a 1895 city atlas

    This stunning steel wall gives visitors a visual history of Industrial-era Philadelphia.

  • Public bike racks encourage eco-friendly transportation for everyone visiting the park.

  • The park’s plants are mostly native, reflecting many species that grew here in the past.

  • View of the Rail Park during the day

    A City of Philadelphia 1% for Art commission–Brent Wahl’s sculpture and poetry curated by Laynie Browne.

  • Auditorium area

    Open seating area for performances, community gatherings, activities, and events.

  • View of bench swings

    Oversized bench swings offer the perfect place for park visitors to soak in the skyline view.

  • Low angle view of the Shepard Fairey Mural

    The Stamp of Incarceration by Shepard Fairey is part of a mural series on criminal justice.

Other ways to experience the park

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We have big plans for the future

We have big plans for the future

The open section of the Rail Park is Phase One — and it is just the beginning of what we have in mind. All told, we’re planning for a park that will extend for miles, bringing people together from one side of Philadelphia to the other.

Learn more about our full vision

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