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Race Street Pier

Relaxing waterfront respite in the heart of the city...

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Yet another of Philadelphia’s amazing outdoor spaces, Race Street Pier on the Delaware River Waterfront is a relaxing respite in the heart of the city.

Race Street Pier is a perfect picnic spot with a spacious lawn featuring multiple types of grasses and perennials along with more than three-dozen trees cultivated in New Jersey for the World Trade Center Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City.

At high tide, the river comes just 4.5 feet from the lower level of the pier, bringing you right up to the water’s edge.

The pier is the first part of a multi-phase revitalization of the Central Delaware Waterfront.

The Experience

Located in the shadow of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Race Street Pier features two levels available for riverside recreation.

All visitors are provided with free, 4G WiMAX internet access courtesy of Clear.

The upper terrace, dubbed the grand sky promenade, rises 12-feet-high towards the bridge and is paved with Trex, a sustainable, synthetic decking material made out of reclaimed plastic and wood.

The promenade is connected to the lower terrace by a multi-tiered seating area, perfect for watching the tide roll in.

Race Street Pier is not just a daytime destination, as the pier features an extensive lighting setup, including fully lighted rails and over 200 LED Solar Light Blocks embedded into the paving.

All visitors are provided with free, 4G WiMAX internet access courtesy of Clear.

Race Street Pier welcomes visitors from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily.

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