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Watch: Philly’s Spruce Street Harbor Park set up in 30 seconds

The popular park is back for a fourth season; here’s what it took to get ready.

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In 2014, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation did something unheard of with the underused stretch on the eastern side of Columbus Boulevard below Penn’s Landing: Turned it into a must-visit destination.

Spruce Street Harbor Park was a hit in its first year, and has gotten more popular every season since. It takes a lot of work to get it all ready, and it’s all done in a flurry, with lots of 6 a.m. mornings on the riverside. But in the end, it’s worth every minute.

There’s games to play, places to lounge, and lots to eat: Federal Donuts donut chips and chicken sandwiches, Garces Group sausages and tacos, Franklin Fountain ice cream and sorbet, funnel cakes, pizza, fries and more, plus a selection of mostly local beer.

Before you head over, check out how everything came together in the timelapse video below.

 

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