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For those of you who were able to join us last week for the “Behind the Scenes” tour of the Rail Park, thank you so much. By “walking the rails,” I trust you sensed how transformational this project is and the positive impact the Rail Park will have for the surrounding neighborhoods and for our entire city.

Thanks to the support and generosity of so many, we have reduced the gap needed to fully fund the $10.3 million Rail Park construction project to just over $200,000! Our goal is to close that gap by the end of the summer and we welcome your suggestions of others who like you, want to be a part of this remarkable project.

We recently released a short video, donated and produced by Urban Engineers, on the progress of the work. View this 90 second video. Please share it with others. We hope it will inspire additional interest and support for the Rail Park.

And please pass along word about our Rail Park Benefactor Program. Benches, trees, swings and more can be “adopted” and make a memorable gift or commemoration.

The Rail Park will soon become our city’s newest and most exciting green space. If you’re already a donor, thank you for helping to make this a reality. If you’ve yet to become a donor or wish to make an additional contribution, please considering doing so today. We truly value your generosity and your investment in Philadelphia.


Nancy Goldenberg
Vice President of Planning & Development
Executive Director, Center City District Foundation
Center City District
660 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
p: 215.440.5523

The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia’s downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe. This helped transform Center City into a vibrant 24-hour downtown, attractive to businesses, residents, students, shoppers and tourists. In addition, the CCD is responsible for the management of Dilworth, Sister Cities, John F. Collins and Cret Parks, four extraordinary public spaces in the heart of Center City. CCDF, the charitable affiliate of the CCD, was launched in 2016 to support the next generation of public space improvements in Center City Philadelphia.

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