Dear Friend, 

Over the past few months, we have enjoyed hearing your stories about the new ways you are experiencing our parks and trails: 

"I've taken up bird watching and I am discovering new trails near me so that I can spot new birds. I found the Baxter Trail this weekend and I am in awe that I can bike there from my house with my binoculars!"

We have also enjoyed meeting all of you who join our socially-distanced guided nature walks and fishing programs. We hope the time you spent outside by the river has helped to lift your spirits. 

Keep an eye out for a whole new batch of fishing, biking and nature fun, which we hope will be a relaxing addition to your summer. (Details below.)

If you aren't quite yet ready for group programs, but want to support being outdoors, here are some solo ways to stay connected:

Post a picture of your solo volunteer efforts (tag @riverfrontnorth and #riverfrontnorthtrailblazer) and you will be become a volunteer Trailblazer! Riverfront North Trailblazers receive swag, exclusive offers for programs, specials from local businesses and more. 

We are so thankful to some of our regular volunteers and community members who have reached out to us upon seeing illegal dumping, access, safety and graffiti issues along Riverfront North. Contact us at or on social media @riverfrontnorth. We will follow up with the city on any issues we are alerted about. You can also always use the city's 311 system to report anything you see.

Funds raised by new Trailblazer sign ups will support our cleanups and free community programming. Sign up here.


Stephanie Phillips
Executive Director
Summer Programs By The River
Through August we are continuing our physically distanced events (following all CDC guidelines with limited participants) for those looking to ease back into park activities.

Last Call! Make Your Idea a Reality
Have a great idea for the Bridesburg community but don't have the funds to get it off the ground? We're here to help! Apply today for our Bridesburg Impact Grants, giving $500 to launch projects in the 19137 area code. We are accepting new applications until 8/25.
Help Us Blaze the Next Trail
How can you help shape the future of the Philadelphia waterfront? Become a trailblazer! Be part of a transformative moment benefiting generations to come. Help us reconnect Philadelphians to the river, the wonders of nature and each other.
Learning About The Greenway
Each month, we'll be learning something new about the natural world around us on along Riverfront North. Check out the first installment of our video series, "Scenes from the Green".