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Barry Bridge Park

In response to a 1992 county report on waterfront resource management recommending expanded access to the river in Chester, $3.5 million in grant money was allocated for the construction of Barry Bridge Park. The park itself is located beneath a dramatic expanse of the Commodore Barry Bridge, directly across the Delaware River from unspoiled woodlands on the New Jersey side.

It is the only park in Delaware County where boaters may put a craft in the water without paying a fee. Those who enjoy fishing along the Delaware will certainly appreciate the new 1,400 square foot pier, and a footpath connecting the park with Rivertown has been planned for those who prefer nature walks. The recently renovated recreation area now also includes expansive green space for picnics, concerts and other public use, a new parking lot, and a pedestrian bridge. Barry Bridge Park is also host to the Riverfront Ramble, an annual event including outdoor music, activities and fireworks.