The trees have been planted and the benches and oversized swings have been installed. As the year comes to a close, the first phase of the Rail Park is close to the finish line, still eyeing a spring 2018 opening.
That’s the latest update from Center City District (CCD), which just released a new drone video of the elevated park. In the minute-long video, CCD says that most of the steel structure has been renovated, concrete surfaces have been poured, the trees have been planted, and pavers are being installed.
The installation of the 13th Street Bridge is set to begin soon. This will be one of the three entrances to the Rail Park, along with one at Noble Street and another West Entrance at Callowhill Street.
Still, CCD is still looking to close its funding gap for the $10.3 million project before the Rail Park officially opens its 25,000-square-foot trail next year. Currently, it needs to raise $180,000 more.
When the Rail Park does open in spring 2018, it will stretch for a quarter mile from Callowhill to North Broad at Noble Street.
Watch the new drone video below, along with some additional photos of the future park.