BARTRAM’S MILE: Ribbon-Cutting & Grand Opening with Mayor Jim Kenney


Bartram’s Garden hosts the ribbon-cutting of the new 1.1 mile Bartram’s Mile Trail, a new segment of the Circuit Trails that expands the Schuylkill River Trail to connect Southwest Philadelphia to the City’s parks and the Schuylkill River.

This project was made possible through support from the William Penn Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Lenfest Foundation, The McLean Contributionship, NOAA Coastal Zone Management Program, PennDOT, the City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Commerce Department, Philadelphia Water Department, and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

11:00am to 12:00pm


The new Bandstand at Bartram’s Garden

56th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19143


11:00am to 11:55am

Ribbon-cutting ceremony with the following (in order speaking):

·         Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, City of Philadelphia

·         Mayor Jim Kenney, City of Philadelphia

·         Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia

·         Janet Haas, M.D., Chair of The William Penn Foundation

·         Sam Gill, Senior Adviser to the Pres. & VP/Learning & Impact, Knight Foundation

·         Senator Anthony H. Williams, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

·         Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, City of Philadelphia

·         Commissioner Debra McCarty, Philadelphia Water Department

·         Representative Joanna McClinton, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

·         Maitreyi Roy, Executive Director, Bartram’s Garden

·         Freeway, Recording Artist and Community Health Advocate


11:55am to 12:00pm

Official ribbon cutting and photo opportunity

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