30th Street Park to Open With a Party Monday
The park, across from 30th Street Station, will host a DJ, food trucks and lawn games Monday evening.
Artist's rendering of Drexel Square.
Brandywine Realty Trust
Drexel Square, Philadelphia’s newest park, opens Monday, June 10, with a party and a chance to play video games, designed by local kids, displayed on the side of the Cira Centre.
The Square, a 1.6-acre green space across from the train station at 30th and Market streets, is the first part of Brandywine Realty Trust’s Schuylkill Yards development in partnership with Drexel University.
The park will be commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the afternoon followed by a free, festival from 6 to 10pm. The evening will feature a DJ, food trucks, lawn games and retro arcade games for all ages. Guests will also get the chance to play video games on the world’s largest display cast onto the side of the Cira Centre skyscraper.
With a 12,00-square-foot elliptical lawn, 9,000 square feet of raised, landscaped beds, nearly two dozen 25-foot-tall Redwood trees, tables, chairs and other seating, Drexel Square will be worth checking out even if you can't make the party.
The park, which is privately owned by Brandywine Trust, will be open from 6am to 10pm from May through September, the trust says. Another 5 acres of public green space is planned as part of the Schuylkill Yards project.
Sawyer Thomson is a MetroKids intern and student at Drexel University.