Field Station

Riverfront environmental research and workforce development

This project repurposes previously developed land at the intersection of 51st Street and Botanic Avenue — just north of the Garden’s public dock — to establish a new resource for workforce development, climate resilience, river access, and urban environmental research and propagation. Accessible via the Bartram’s Mile Trail, the project will also include visitor amenities like a welcome space, restrooms, and seating.

Concept image provided by DIGSAU.

Sponsors

Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program

Sponsorship Opportunities

Fundraising is ongoing to ensure this project’s successful completion and sustainable programming as an inviting, free community asset. We look forward to discussing ways to showcase your sponsorship through naming opportunities and other benefits. To learn more, please contact Director of Development Caroline Winschel at cwinschel@bartramsgarden.org or 215 729 5281 x104.

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Kids' Activities

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Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.