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  • on 18.05.2012
  • at 09:15 AM
  • by Michelle Alton

Photos: Lardner’s Point Park brings waterfront green space to Tacony 2


The new Lardner's Point Park was unveiled in Tacony Monday. Photo/Michelle Alton

Six months after politicians put shovel to ground on a cold November day, Lardner’s Point Park opened for business.

One of many projects in Philadelphia’s Green2015 plan, the park adds green space to Tacony and passive recreation space to the Delaware River waterfront. It’s located at Levick Street just south of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge and will be part of the Kensington and Tacony trail the Delaware River City Corporation is developing along the waterfront between Wissinoming and Tacony.

See more photos below in the slideshow from photographer Michelle Alton.

The 4.5 acre park has a river overlook, fishing pier and picnic area. The Fairmount Park system’s 64th park, Lardner’s Point will be “a gateway and trailhead for the North Delaware,” according to the DRCC. Eventually, the neighborhoods along the Delaware River will be connected by a trail.

  • vince

    awesome. Get the Meth addicts out of the neighborhood and give them a place to hang out

  • Bradford Engle

    looks good. I’ve always said to myself, someone should fix up this area to be like a little park or something. That was back in the early 90′s when I used to hang out there a lot with friends day or night. Sometimes during the summertime we would hang out on the pier at night. It was a nice and quiet place at night. We would make a pit stop at the Wawa first for some food and drinks, and then go to the river, as we called it.

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