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Parks on Tap

Fri Jun 4 · 10am  – 
Thu Sep 30 · 10pm


Parks on Tap is back at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and the brand new "Trails End" location at the end of the Schuylkill River Trail near Christian Street. Learn more.

Along the Schuylkill River, Fairmount Water Works was built between 1812 and 1872 to provide safe, clean drinking water to a city on the cusp of remarkable growth and was in operation until 1909. Fairmount Water Works now houses a restaurant and an interpretive center that educates the public about local watershed history.


Parks on Tap will join and work with the existing business community outside Water Works.

Cosmic Cafe offers a fresh menu cooked full of local ingredients from farmers who practice sustainable farming practices. Chef Peg Botto offers delicious, scratch made food daily (8 AM - 8 PM). Cosmic Cafe also donates funds to support the Philadelphia Parks & Rec department (10% of the cafe’s rent). To learn more about Cosmic Cafe please CLICK HERE.

Lloyd Hall Rec Center is a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation facility that features a water fountain, public restroom, information center, cafe, bike rentals, indoor basketball courts, reception hall, and public terrace. Lloyd Hall was built from 1994-1998. It replaced Plaisted Hall as the only public building on Boathouse Row.