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New Perk Alert - Parks on Tap


Parks on Tap is Philadelphia's first and only traveling beer garden! Beginning on May 17 and continuing through September, beer gardens will be popping up in public parks all over the city. This season, Parks on Tap will be visiting 20 different locations, serving up beer, food, and fun! Not only can you use your SEPTA Pass for a ride to these pop-up beer gardens – you can also use it to save. Get $1 off your first drink at any Parks on Tap location just by flashing your SEPTA Pass! Check out the upcoming beer gardens coming to a park near you:

5/17 to 5/21 – The Azalea Garden

Parks on Tap kicks off the 2017 season at The Azalea Garden during Love Your Park Week. Situated between Boathouse Row and the Museum of Art, this beautiful garden is the perfect spot to enjoy a few drinks with family or friends. To get here on SEPTA, hop Routes 38 or 43 to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

5/24 to 5/29 – FDR Park Boathouse

Next, Parks on Taps heads to FDR Park in South Philly. This 350-acre park boasts recreation fields, running trails, fishing spots, and a stunning boathouse. Located near the sports complex, it's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to AT&T Station or Routes 4 or 17 to 20th & Pattison Ave.

5/31 to 6/4 – Belmont Plateau

Located in West Fairmount Park, the Belmont Plateau provides one of the best views of the Philadelphia Skyline in the area. Make sure to wear your walking shoes – the beer garden will be held at the top of the plateau. To get here on SEPTA, hop Route 38 to Belmont Ave. & Georges Hill Drive.

6/7 to 6/11 – Matthias Baldwin Park

Matthias Baldwin Park is a historical site for what was once the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Today, the site is a beautifully landscaped park with a great skyline view. Get to the park on SEPTA by taking Route 33 to 20th & Hamilton St. or Route 43 to Spring Garden & 19th St.

6/14 to 6/18 – Columbus Square

Columbus Square is a vibrant community gathering place located in the Passyunk Square neighborhood in South Philadelphia. An oasis from the hustle and bustle of urban living, Columbus Square boasts a rose garden, sports fields, and nature walks. To get there on SEPTA, hop the Broad Street Line to Ellsworth-Federal Station.   

6/21 to 6/25 – Paine’s Park

Paine's Park is a public skate park along the Schuylkill River Trail, featuring ledges, rails, and benches for skaters of all skill levels.  The park was created with the goal of combining skateboarding, architecture, and city planning to create a quality experience for the skateboarders of Philadelphia. To get to Paine’s Park on SEPTA, hop Route 43 to Spring Garden St. & Kelly Dr. or Route 38 to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

6/28 to 7/4 – Strawberry Mansion Bridge

The Strawberry Mansion Bridge is a steel arch bridge across the Schuylkill River near the Historic Strawberry Mansion. Used by pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles, and horses, the bridge serves as a link between East and West Fairmount Park. To get here on SEPTA, hop Routes 7 or 32 to 33rd & Dauphin St.

Once you arrive safely and worry free at the park on SEPTA, don't forget to flash your Pass for $1 off your first drink!

These are just some of the many beer gardens Parks on Tap will be opening in Philadelphia this summer. Check back for more locations and how to get there on SEPTA!

Safety 2017