Grays Ferry Crescent Skatepark

Grays Ferry Crescent Trail
3600 Grays Ferry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund, in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Olitsky Family Foundation, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Fifth Pocket, Cawley Masonry and the Grays Ferry Community Council, has developed a new skatable public space along the Grays Ferry Crescent and greenway.  This 3,000 square foot park features a central catfish obstacle inspired by our Skateble City Initiative work with the Knight Foundation in partnership with Jesse Clayton and Jesse Pham. 

With connectivity to Schuylkill Banks, Grays Ferry and University City, and with striking views of the river, this site is truly unique.  This project is supported by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Knight Foundation and the Olitsky Family Foundation.  The park officially opened to the public in August of 2013.   


  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
  • Olitsky Family Foundation
  • Schuylkill River Development Corporation
  • Fifth Pocket
  • Grays Ferry Community Council