The Rail Park

4.5 from 533 reviews

Address 1300 Noble Street, 1150 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Phone Number +12154852221

Description Our mission is to build a bold, transformative, and inclusive public space that connects Philadelphia’s residents and visitors to the city and each other. Through cross-sector partnership and community collaboration, the Rail Park will transform a historic Reading Railroad line into three miles of linear park and pathway, enriching the health, culture, and ecology of the city, creating an inclusive economic opportunity for Philadelphians. Immerse yourself in art, community events, and stunning cityscapes, fostering connection and enriching lives.


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What People Think

"Pretty cool for the location great for dog walks."

"Elevated above the road, great place to come and sit, rest or people watch."

Business Hours
Monday:07:00AM - 22:00PMTuesday:07:00AM - 22:00PMWednesday:07:00AM - 22:00PMThursday:07:00AM - 22:00PMFriday:07:00AM - 22:00PMSaturday:07:00AM - 22:00PMSunday:07:00AM - 22:00PM


  • Wheelchair accessible entrance


  • Hiking


  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Transgender safespace


  • Good for kids
  • Kid-friendly activities


  • Dogs allowed

Sun Flower

24 Oct 2023
We came from Maryland to hang out in P.A for the day and we came to this park. I was a bit skeptical at first because of the location, but glad we went anyway. My kids loved the big swings! It's nice during the sunset because the city lights turn on.
Dan Zena

07 Sep 2023
This park reminds me of a developing and mini "High Line" that you'll see in NYC. Its cool usage for an abandoned rail line and as of right now looks pretty cool. Nothing much too see as of yet but its a cool spot to explore or if you need some green space, some quiet from Center City. There are a lot of homeless that do hang around here but from my experience, they really just try to find some peace and quiet and never bothered anyone. This park looks cool and hopefully they continue to add more to it. PROS: -Cool concept -Quiet, spacious, not far from the Center City/downtown area of Philly -Sort of low key and never really packed (as of now) CONS: -I have seen homeless around here but never felt sketchy. The homeless I have seen here tend to visit here to be left alone and get some peace and quiet. Usually reading, napping, etc. But if this is a concern for you, just proceed cautiously.

22 May 2023
The Noble St entrance is not easily accessible from Broad St. Due to nearly building construction you have to walk through the middle of the street which does not feel safe. Overall it’s a good idea but it seriously needs funding for expansion. The signs say there is a plan for phase 2 but there was clearly no expansion construction happening. There seems to be a lot of dead space with wide walkways. I hope this expands in the future because it has potential to be great.
sk md alamgir hossain

11 May 2023
Nice and clean! Very good feelings to walk and sewing. Bad thing some people smoking. But after all very nice work from city.
Christine DeVose-Cowans

09 Feb 2022
It could be so much better. Unfortunately it looks like they are not being funded enough to complete the expansion. Only one phase was completed. However, it’s a pretty neat spot to check out. Parking is near impossible. I went a few years ago during summer. There was no shade and pretty hot. But there was a pop-up beer garden under the rail park. Not much to do at this park, but worth a visit. I went back this year during winter. Not much to see during winter, but I still enjoyed chilling up here while on my lunch break.
M. Musonge

26 Sep 2023
Beautiful space in the middle of Callowhill. Great for a picnic, reading, or enjoying a little getaway in the city

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