Sailing on the Northwid

The Friends group came together in the Fall of 2010, soon after the opening of the new park.

Comprised of dedicated neighbors from Pennsport, Queen Village, Society Hill, Bella Vista and across South Philadelphia, The Friends of Washington Avenue Green have as their goal to bring fun and educational programming to this passive use park.

The Friends group works under the auspices of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) which maintains the grounds and provides security. The Friends act as the community advocates for the park.

Besides getting the word out about this unique waterfront space, we organize programs and activities. In April of 2012, in partnership with The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, we introduced ongoing tai chi teaching program at the park.

tai chi classes

Future projects in the works include tours of the waterfront, bird watching and natural history programming for kids.

In September 2015, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival will sponsor performances of a play currently being written that incorporates the Park's unique history. Details to come.

three peas

Top photo by Mary Reinhart, taken June 9, 2011. Photos above by Susan McAninley.

We get by with a lot of help from our friends. Here is a partial list of groups who share interests and events with Friends of Washington Avenue Green: