The first snow storm of the season has melted away, our programming season has come to a close, and we head into a long Thanksgiving weekend reflecting on another wonderful year on the Banks.

We're grateful that the Center City, Boardwalk, South to Christian, Grays Ferry Crescent, and Bartram's Mile trail segments are an important part of so many people's lives, and look forward to providing riverfront access in more South and Southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods. We are thrilled to have seen so many of you at trail events, and we're thankful to the 600+ volunteers who lent a hand in 2018!

We are grateful that construction on the Schuylkill Crossing, which will link Bartram's Mile to the Grays Ferry Crescent, is well underway. And we are thankful for the support that the Federal Highway Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, and the William Penn Foundation have committed to the Christian to Crescent trail segment, which will fill the final trail gap between Center City and Bartram's Garden. 

We continue to be amazed by how much Schuylkill Banks develops each year. Many people were instrumental in the creation of the Banks, and many more continue to have a defining role on this transformational public space. Thanks to all of our partners, donors, and volunteers who provide vision, advocacy, funding, and labor to consistently expand and improve Schuylkill Banks.

Thank you all for helping to make Schuylkill Banks everything that it is today and for sticking with us as we continue to connect the trail to Bartram's Garden and extend it to Fort Mifflin!