Ian and I have been living in Philadelphia for almost 2 years now. I am still amazed at the amazing new finds I’m discovering in the city – restaurants, architecture, parks, etc. A few weeks ago, my mom came for her annual visit, and she suggested that we visit The Rail Park after reading about it in a newspaper article. Funnily enough, I had no idea what she was referring to!
The Rail Park is basically Philadelphia’s response to NYC’s High Line. They are using defunct railroad viaducts to build this urban, sky-level park. The project has 3 phases, and currently only phase 1 is complete and open to the public. It’s a short 1/4 mile stretch of the park filled with steel swing benches, lots of greenery, and plenty of seating.
For more information, visit https://www.therailpark.org.