Phase One of the Rail Park, Philly’s High Line, Will Open Soon
This early portion of the Rail Park, Philly’s own version of the High Line, is almost ready. The cost is $10.3 million, and nearly all of the money has been raised through local, state and private funds. This part of the Rail Park is about relaxation, entertainment and community gathering as much as it is about walking. There will be benches, trees, flowers, art from the Percent for Art program and industrial swings modeled somewhat after the makeshift swings built on the Viaduct and used by visitors over the years. Friends of the Rail Park plans to host health and wellness events and let children from nearby schools use the park for green space during school days.