It’s been years in the making, but another portion of the Schuylkill River Trail has opened, this time between South and Christian streets.
Schuylkill Banks announced Wednesday that South to Christian has opened to trail users, extending the trail by another 1,400 feet and closing the gap between the Boardwalk and Grays Ferry Crescent.
It’s a soft opening for the trail, with an official dedication following in the spring, according to the Schuylkill Banks, which also asked users to “please stay on paved areas only while plants and grasses become established.” In the meantime, the trail is open and already saw some use on Wednesday by cyclists and pedestrians.
The new portion of the trail, designed by landscape architect Ground Reconsidered, is accessible from South Street Bridge and from the public plaza at the new CHOP Roberts Center for Pediatric Research tower. From there, you can walk to the end of a new bridge where there is an overlook, and then take the stairs down to the path.
Here is what you’ll see along the trail.