The North End Schuylkill Banks raingardens and plaza are located along the Schuylkill River Trail, just south of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The raingardens capture and infiltrate stormwater from a nearby skate park, while reducing the erosion and compaction from foot traffic along the trail. Purple coneflower, joe-pye weed, and beebalm intermingle with native grasses and sedges along the edge of the trail. The plaza reuses materials from another deconstructed park in the city to create a beautiful and peaceful place to gather alongside the Schuylkill River.
Winner of the 2019 PA Governor's Award For Environmental Excellence