FREE RIVER PADDLING IS HERE

July 16, 2015
Danielle Redden

 

Bartram’s Garden is a place where people of all ages can access one of Philly’s greatest natural resources, the Tidal Schuylkill River (the lower section of the river, south of the Water Works). Whether you’re never been on the river or are an active boater, there are many ways to explore Philly’s “Hidden River” here at Bartram’s Garden.

Enjoy free kayak and rowboat rides every Saturday from our new Community Boathouse; cruise the Schuylkill aboard Patriot Harbor Lines; and have a grand time at our annual Riverfest & Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade each June.

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I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Stroll the Schuylkill River Trail or join us for biking!

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.