Parks on Tap is back for the summer at the Fairmount Water Works, and GoPhillyGo can get you there safely and sustainably. Get easy walking, biking, and transit directions to the beer garden and places along the Schuylkill River Trail.
The Fairmount Water Works is one of Philadelphia’s most historic pieces of infrastructure, and once housed the mechanism that pumped water to buildings in early Philadelphia. Now you can visit an interpretive center that highlights the Schuylkill River, and is home to a powerful new interactive exhibit that explores the history of racism and public pools in America titled POOL: A Social History of Segregation. This exhibit is free to visit, but has limited hours.
Parks on Tap is right along the Schuylkill River Trail so getting there sustainably is easy, and you have access to miles of paved greenway along the river and far into Montgomery County. Take a short walk along the trail to the Glendinning Rock Garden or work up your thirst with a bike ride to the Schuylkill Center For Environmental Education. You can even connect to other major regional trails like the Perkiomen Trail and others along the way.
Download the GoPhillyGo Android app before you visit Parks on Tap so you can see nearby destinations based on their proximity to you, or use the Tours feature on the GoPhillyGo mobile site to view collections of destinations and trail crossings at various points along the Schuylkill River Trail.
Drinking and driving is always a terrible idea, and you don’t need a car to have fun at Parks on Tap. If you plan on visiting Parks on Tap at the Fairmount Water Works, be responsible to yourself and the planet by planning a walking, biking or transit trip to get there with GoPhillyGo.