Partners

It takes a team

SRDC works with the City of Philadelphia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in fulfilling its mission. Key City agencies include the Department of Commerce, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia City Planning Commission,  the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, and the Department of Streets. Key state agencies include DCNR, PennDOT, DEP, DCED and FBC. In most cases, SRDC is the junior partner to these larger organizations, but our frequent presence on site makes our contribution significant.

Additionally, SRDC has great support and guidance from private foundations, including the William Penn Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia Foundation, and the Knight Foundation. And SRDC is proud to partner with a variety of other public, private, and nonprofit partners to advance the Schuylkill Banks Vision and help create a more sustainable Philadelphia.

Organizations working on the tidal Schuylkill

  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation - Schuylkill Banks is owned by the City of Philadelphia.  Parks and Recreation manages the space in partnership with SRDC.
  • Schuylkill River Greenway Association - SRGA manages the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, which covers the entire 128-mile river.
  • Schuylkill River Parks Alliance - SRPA is a trail user group that formed to advocate for keeping at-grade entry points into Schuylkill Banks free of parked trains. 
  • Friends of Schuylkill River Park - FSRP is the official friends group of Schuylkill River Park, located on 25th Street between Pine and Spruce Streets. Schuylkill River Park includes the Markward Playground, a community garden, fields and courts for recreation, and a dog run.
  • Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center - FWWIC is an interactive museum inside the Water Works where families can have fun while learning about the history of the National Historic Landmark and how water impacts our lives today.
  • Bartram's Garden - The oldest botanic garden in the United States, this gem of a National Historic House and garden lies along the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia.
  • Philadelphia Department of Commerce - The City's Commerce Department supports Schuylkill Banks with strategic thinking and capital funding as it relates to economic development. 

Partners supporting SRDC operations, programming and capital projects 

  • 50onRed*
  • AECOM*
  • Albert Lofgren-Antoinette Farrar Seymour Donor-Advised Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
  • All Seasons
  • American Heritage Federal Credit Union
  • Ammann & Whitney*
  • Amtrak
  • Aramark
  • Aqua America, Inc.
  • Babette Josephs
  • Bozzuto Management/Edgewater
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • C & R Building Supply*
  • Cannuscio Radar Family Foundation
  • Carr & Duff*
  • Center City District
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • City of Philadelphia
  • City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce
  • City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Activities Fund
  • City of Philadelphia, Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Commonwealth Strategies
  • Connelly Foundation
  • Cozen O’Connor
  • CSX Transportation
  • Curt Fox
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • Drexel University
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • DuPont Clear into the Future
  • East Coast Greenway
  • Econsult Solutions
  • FCM Hospitality & Parks on Tap
  • FMC Corporation
  • Friends Center City Retirement Community
  • Good Karma Cafe
  • Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
  • Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
  • Gregory FCA*
  • Hazzouri & Associates LLC
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IKEA
  • James Price, Realtor*
  • JMC Fund
  • John Bartram’s Association
  • John Gough
  • Joseph F. Spera, DMD*
  • JPC Group
  • J P Morgan Charitable Giving Fund
  • Knight Foundation
  • Landservices USA
  • Lent Family Fund
  • Locust Associates
  • Lower Schuylkill River User Association
  • LRSLA*
  • Melissa Heller
  • Merrill Lynch*
  • Morris Visitors Center
  • My Fabulous Mama*
  • Neighborhood Transformation Initiative
  • Olitsky Family Foundation*
  • PECO*
  • Pennoni Associates, Inc.*
  • Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Coastal Zone Management Program
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  • PEW Charitable Trusts
  • Philadelphia Activities Fund
  • Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development
  • Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
  • Philadelphia Runner
  • Philly Car Share
  • Poor Richard's Charitable Trust
  • Preferred Sands*
  • Pure Sweets*
  • Pyramid Development LLC
  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy*
  • Rainbow Landscape & Hardscape Contractors
  • Raynier Institute & Foundation
  • Realen Properties
  • Reger Rizzo and Darnall LLP
  • Roger Perry Memorial Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
  • Samuel S. Fels Fund
  • SCA Americas
  • Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area
  • Schuylkill River Park Dog Owners Association
  • Shake Shack
  • Sher Properties
  • Sheridan Volunteer Engagement Systems*
  • Spark Therapeutics
  • Sunoco/Energy Transfer LP
  • Tag Communication Services*
  • The Barra Foundation
  • The GIANT Company
  • The Weeders Garden Club
  • U3 Ventures*
  • United Way of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • University City District
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Urban Engineers, Inc*
  • Verizon Fios
  • Vicinity Energy, LLC
  • Voith Mactavish Architects
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Your Part Time Controller

(*supported a Friends of Schuylkill Banks fundraiser)