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Lardner's Point Park

Lardner's Point Park
Setting the Standard for Riverfront Recreation

The Park is a model of ecological restoration and riverfront recreation that has set standards for a planned riverfront greenway. It’s also an important link to the 3,000-mile-long East Coast Greenway that runs from Maine to Florida. 

Details
Markets
Services Provided
Environmental
Client
Delaware River City Corporation
Project Contact
Angelo Waters, PE, LEED AP
Practice Leader, Environmental, Vice President
Reclaiming a Blighted Site, Philadelphia, PA

Centuries of industrialization, followed by decades of vacancy left the 4.5-acre shoreline known as Lardner’s Point polluted by trash and environmental waste and stripped of its natural resources. Additional damage occurred after the 2003 Athos I tanker oil spill.

 

Native Plants, Marshland, Riverfront Access

By reclaiming a blighted industrial site, turning rubble into flourishing marshland, and connecting communities to robust natural resources, the project models the benefits of environmental restoration. After only six months of construction, a green oasis emerged with 600 trees and shrubs and 8,000 plants — all native species. The Park connects neighboring communities to the Delaware riverfront and offers picnic tables, park benches, a fishing pier, bicycle rack, and solar-powered lights, among other amenities.

 

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Urban served as the environmental consultant to the Delaware River City Corporation for ecological restoration of this area as a park. Early involvement included Phase I and II Environmental Assessments, preparation of underground storage tank removal and brownfield remediation plans, and completion of a risk assessment. In later stages, we provided permitting assistance to meet various environmental requirements and oversight during construction.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state and city environmental permits

• Construction oversight

• Creation of tidal wetlands along the shoreline and meadow and woodland habitats in upland areas

 

Get in Touch
Practice Leader, Environmental, Vice President
ajwaters@urbanengineers.com 215.922.8080