Washington Avenue Pier sanctuary opens at Pier 53

The Washington Avenue Pier park has opened at Pier 53 behind the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard. City bigwigs on Friday cut the ribbon on the park, which provides a sanctuary and bird-watching area that injects a little nature into the city. The park includes

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‘Land Buoy’ installed at Pier 53; park opens Aug. 15

UPDATE: An opening ceremony has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 15. So, yes, the park is in fact opening that day. A construction crew is rushing to finish work at Pier 53 for the park’s debut, which could happen as early as Aug. 15, according to a designer at

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‘Sneak Peek’ event announced for under-construction Pier 53 park

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will host a “sneak peek” event at Pier 53/Washington Avenue Green on Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You may remember that this event was alluded to earlier at the history lecture held at the Mummer’s Museum in May. The event will

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Mother’s Day event at Washington Avenue Green is tomorrow; Pier 53 moving forward with ‘tentative date’

CORRECTION: June 21 is more of a “sneak peek” at the Pier 53 park, not a “tentative opening date,” DRWC said in an email: “We haven’t set a tentative date yet. The 21st is going to be an event celebrating the history and ecology of Pier 53, but is not a

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Pier 53 Update: Permits granted for construction of boardwalk

Whether you call it Pier 53 or Washington Avenue Green, the new pier park located at Columbus Boulevard and Washington Avenue is a step closer to reality. Permits were recently granted that allow for 1) the “installation of erosion and sedimentation controls” and 2) the construction of the large “boardwalk”

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Quick Hits: Pretty Pier 53; park proposed for 17th and Carpenter; Royal Theater plan

Philly Mag’s Property blog sent photographer Laura Kicey to snap some shots of Pier 53, the site of the city’s next Delaware Waterfront improvement project, which broke ground near Washington Avenue last week. The photo set shows a nice escape already, if you can get back there. The South of

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