Susquehanna River Commons

Market & River Streets
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Region: Upstate PA

River Common is a "world-class facility" located along the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Situated to either side of the Market Street Bridge, the park is host to a 750 person amphitheater, paved walk-ways, gardens, ornamental trees, a grand common and seating area, a fishing pier, and two grand gateways connecting the city to the River. The new park adds to the Downtown Riverfront Park system which is composed of 91 acres of open space in Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, and Edwardsville. River Common will once again join the ranks of the Nesbitt and Kirby Parks, to bring the beauty of the regions natural resources to light. The River Common and the 12-mile Wyoming Valley Levee system is one of the largest flood control projects east of the Mississippi River and will help citizens reconnect with the River and educate them on the ways in which they can help to reduce the area's carbon footprint.

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