On the banks of the Delaware River is a beautiful tree-lined park with a concert stage, picnic grounds and scenic waterfront promenade.
Wiggins Park & Marina is one of the many family-friendly attractions at the Camden Waterfront entertainment district. Come to Wiggins Park & Marina to enjoy summer music festivals, walks along the Delaware River and views of the Philadelphia skyline.
In the southern section of the park is the circular marina, where private boat owners moor their watercraft during visits to the city. North of here is an area of grassy lawns, which are ideal for resting beneath the shade of a tree and setting up a picnic in the warm summer months. An esplanade runs north from the park along the riverfront to Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Sit on a bench and gaze across the water to the gleaming skyscrapers of downtown Philadelphia.
Plan to spend an evening at the Wiggins Waterfront Riverstage, an outdoor stage that is a hub of entertainment throughout the summer. From June to August it hosts free concerts as part of the Sunset Jazz Series. Previous performers include Average White Band and Maceo Parker.
Just a short walk from the park are several other Camden Waterfront attractions. Experience close encounters with aquatic creatures at the Adventure Aquarium. Engage in interactive educational and horticultural activities at Camden Children’s Garden.
Discover the life of a sailor on a guided tour of Battleship New Jersey. The BB&T Pavilion is another location for live music and picnics. In summer it is a 25,000-person-capacity open-air amphitheater while in winter it is turned into a covered arena.
Located on the shores of the Delaware River, the park is 0.8 mile (1.3 kilometers) west of Downtown Camden. Use any of several paid and secure parking lots nearby. A light rail network connects the park with Burlington and Trenton, among other towns and cities in New Jersey. Reach Philadelphia by catching a ferry from the park to Penn’s Landing, on the Center City district waterfront.
Gather information about events at Wiggins Park & Marina and its nearby attractions from the official website of Camden Waterfront.