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.