Markward Sprayground & O'Connor Pool
Opening for 2022!
Schuylkill River Park will have two places to cool off this summer.
Starting June 20th, 2022, the Markward fountain will be open on Monday-Friday from 1-7 p.m. and on Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or 12-5 p.m.
The City has more than 90+ spraygrounds and water features available to keep Philadelphians cool this summer. These are great ways for everyone to enjoy water in the city safely!
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, spraygrounds are turned on seven days a week, with exceptions for inclement weather. Find out more here.
The City will open 50 pools this summer and O’Connor Pool is one of them! Our pool is scheduled to open the week of July 4th, with the City having recently completed renovations to fix structural issues along the pool’s western wall.
Please note: Pool opening dates are subject to change, and opening times could vary each opening day based on the availability of staff.
2022 Ladybug Release Party
We had so much fun in the Community Garden! Our annual Ladybug Release Party was a great success, where people across the community helped release tons of garden-protecting ladybugs into thhe Community Garden, located at the northwest corner of the Park.
2022 Love Your Park Week
Thank you to everyone who came out to Love Your Park Day at Schuylkill River Park! We spread mulch, cleared debris from paths and drains, picked up garbage, and sanded and painted our new Adirondack chairs. Once they’re dry, the chairs will be added around the park for everyone to enjoy!
Thanks to Paulien for her hard work weeding and mulching the liriope bed between the two dog park gates! It was looking ruff.
A huge group came out to help us assemble, sand, and paint our new Adirondack chairs! You'll see them in the park soon, so get ready to relax!