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First Pics: Formerly abandoned Pier 68 transformed into new park space

The formerly abandoned pier off of the Walmart parking lot on Columbus Boulevard has been transformed.

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Pier 68 park was unveiled last week as one of the improvements to the Delaware River waterfront.

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This pier was once used as a shipping pier for imports of sugar, but in recent years has sat as an abandoned space. Now the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has transformed the pier as a new community space meant to act as the southern gateway for the Delaware River trail.

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The park space includes picnic tables and seating to enjoy some time hanging out along the waterfront. Pier 68 will also act as a new fishing spot for catch and release fishing.

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Improvements to this space include more greenery, seating, new finishings, an observation area, a nicer entrance to the space and more. This new park, designed by Studio Bryan Hanes, was completed for $1.8 million. 

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What do you think of the design of Pier 68 park?

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One Response to First Pics: Formerly abandoned Pier 68 transformed into new park space

  1. Mitzi October 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    I think the new park looks wonderful! I would love to see it in person.

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