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Spruce Street Harbor Park to stay open extra month, return in 2015

There's good news for everyone who let summer slip away and failed to make it to the hammock-filled, nationally renowned Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Spruce Street Harbor Park to stay open extra month, return in 2015

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Spruce Street Harbor Park will return to the Delaware River Front in 2015. (Credit: Matt Stanley)
Spruce Street Harbor Park will return to the Delaware River Front in 2015. (Credit: Matt Stanley)

There’s good news for everyone who let summer slip away and failed to make it to the hammock-filled, nationally renowned Spruce Street Harbor Park.

The park, named one of the “world’s best urban beaches,” will remain open for an extra month until Sept. 28. Because of public demand, the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. has agreed to push back the park's closing date. Park activities will become more fall friendly with added fire pits and hay bales to accodomdate the cooler climate.

Spruce Street Harbor Park hours will remain the same—11 a.m. until 1 a.m., daily—and admission is still free. The park debuted on June 27 and offers a boardwalk with arcade games, DIY s’mores, and plenty of food and drink.

Not just for an extra month, Newsworks reports the famed park will return in 2015 with more floating elements in an effort to connect people to the river. Spruce Street Harbor Park cost $600,000 to build and drew an average of 35,000 people every week this summer.

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