If you’re looking for a new place to relax this summer, we’ve found your ideal destination. This weekend marks the opening of a new pop-up park in Philly on Columbus Boulevard at Spruce Street. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s latest transformation project, Spruce Street Harbor Park brings refreshing outdoor aesthetic design and entertaining programming to its two month season, Friday, June 27 through Sunday, August 31.
The centerpiece of the park, dubbed The Oasis (open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m.), contains a number of exciting features: three barges that hold The Blue Anchor (a Garces Group dining experience), foliage and boardwalk, lounging nets suspended above the water and colorful tables and chairs.
Other highlights of the park include a hammock hangout surrounded by fountains, mood lighting at night, fire pits, original murals, misting stations and more waterfront seating.
Perhaps one of the most attention-grabbing aspects of the project brings a shore favorite to a city environment. The boardwalk, including tried and true fare like hot dogs, French fries, ice cream, water ice and more will be open every day of the park’s duration from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Housed in old shipping containers along the boardwalk are arcade games like skeeball, air hockey, Ms. Pacman and others. The entertainment doesn’t end there though. Bocce and shuffleboard courts can be rented, and bean bag toss, ping pong, life sized chess, Connect Four, giant Jenga and tetherball will also be available.