The Race Street Pier—a one-acre public park that extends into the Delaware River near the Ben Franklin Bridge—debuts today at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Michael Nutter. A project spearheaded by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the Race Street Pier provides open space along the waterfront and should attract both Philadelphia residents and visitors to views of the Delaware River. Additional photos and videos at PlanPhilly.

For more information on potential projects and planning initiatives for the Delaware River, check out the recently completed Delaware Direct Watershed Rivers Conservation Plan.