Photos: Lardner’s Point Park brings waterfront green space to Tacony

Six months after politicians put shovel to ground on a cold November day, Lardner’s Point Park opened for business.

One of many projects in Philadelphia’s Green2015 plan, the park adds green space to Tacony and passive recreation space to the Delaware River waterfront. It’s located at Levick Street just south of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge and will be part of the Kensington and Tacony trail the Delaware River City Corporation is developing along the waterfront between Wissinoming and Tacony.

See more photos below in the slideshow from photographer Michelle Alton.

The 4.5 acre park has a river overlook, fishing pier and picnic area. The Fairmount Park system’s 64th park, Lardner’s Point will be “a gateway and trailhead for the North Delaware,” according to the DRCC. Eventually, the neighborhoods along the Delaware River will be connected by a trail.

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