North End
Schuylkill Banks

Philadelphia, PA

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

PROJECT TYPE:

Design / Build