What more does anyone need for summer fun than a boardwalk and a beach? Add a water garden, a misting area, fountains, hammocks, lounge chairs, umbrellas, and possibly even funnel cakes and brews, and you're in a sort of paradise. Better yet, it will all be right here in the city on Penn's Landing.
The pop-up Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware will be constructed with barges near the ends of Spruce and Dock Streets. It will also include climbing nets suspended above the river.
The idea behind the park, which will be open and free to the public in July and August, is to help developers see the river as an asset while connecting Philadelphians and tourists with the waterfront. The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. should take a bow for an inspired means of getting both points across.