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New Parks on Tap at Fairmount Water Works

Parks on Tap just opened a second outdoor beer garden at the Fairmount Water Works. Now you can sip and eat local fare on both sides of the Schuylkill River. This addition comes after Parks on Tap announced the 2020 season would take place on the grounds of the Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park for the entire summer due to the public health emergency. 

GoPhillyGo showed you how to explore West Fairmount Park while you visit Parks on Tap at the Horticulture Center, and now the GoPhillyGo Android App and mobile site can help you make the most out of your visit to Parks on Tap at the Fairmount Water Works. The Schuylkill River Trail is only a few steps away, and miles of paved greenway are right there for you to explore. Click here for directions to Parks on Tap at Fairmount Water Works

Take a hike along Boxer’s Trail, view the mansions of East Fairmount Park, or plan a long bike ride on the Schuylkill River trail. Everyone deserves to safely enjoy the mental and physical benefits of spending time outside. Cover your face, including while riding your bike, practice social distancing, and always follow the most up to date CDC guidelines when you visit Parks on Tap and the Schuylkill River Trail. Here are some nearby destinations and tips to turn your visit into an adventure!

Glendinning Rock Garden

You may overlook the Glendinning Rock Garden as you run or bike along the SRT, but this tranquil field and small pond are an oasis near the river. Hike to the trees along the back and sit on the shaded rocks for a break from the sun. Click here for directions.

Schuylkill Center 

Do you like to build up your thirst before Parks on Tap? The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education has miles of trails that are open during the public health emergency. The center and all facilities are closed, but you can still access their trails from the renovated SRT gateway. Bring your bike for an epic ride. The total ride time one way is about an hour. Click here for directions.

SRT Center City Tour

The GoPhillyGo Tours feature lets you navigate between multiple destinations with a common theme. Use this tour to find at grade trail entrances from Center City and other points of interest between the Fountain of Horses (adjacent to Parks on Tap) and the CHOP pedestrian bridge where the trail ends near Christian St. Click here to view the tour.

Walkshed and Bikeshed

Use the GoPhillyGo walkshed and bikeshed feature to see how far you can walk or bike from Parks on Tap or any other location in the region. Set the map to show 15, 30, 45, and 60 minute overlays, and find directions to destinations within your time setting. Click here to see the walkshed and bikeshed.