Schuylkill River Greenways is working with two private outfitters to create a new recreational hub system along the Schuylkill River. A business plan for the proposed recreation hub is being developed by Temple University's Fox School of Business' Management Consulting program. The business plan is expected to be completed in May 2018, and with hopes of establishing a pilot project this summer.
In order to complete the plan, consultants are conducting an online survey to determine how people spend their spare time and if and how they use the Schuylkill River Trail.
Click here to take a 5-minute survey
“The goal of the recreation hub system is for the outfitters to provide access to boat and bicycle rentals, a place to enjoy refreshments, and consistent, reliable transportation between access points,” said Executive Director Elaine Paul Schaefer “Rather than to passively wait for the market to respond to a growing interest in outdoor recreation, we determined that we should provide catalytic support to attract the right entrepreneur.”
The Schuylkill River Greenways is committed to supporting this project, in accordance with their strategic plan, (Re)Turn to the River
, which seeks to promote connections between the Schuylkill River and adjoining river communities. This comes at a time when the Schuylkill River Trail is slated for completion. The planned 130-mile trail (with 65 miles finished to date) is expected to be completed from Center City Philadelphia to Reading, PA, within the next five years.