Tuesday, April 21, 2015

River Park Celebration and Dedication Friday, May 1

Columbia Borough, Columbia Historic Preservation Society, Rivertownes PA USA and Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce a celebration of the newly finished River Trails Building located at Front & Walnut Street, Columbia, PA.

First to start this celebration on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM-1:00 PM is the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape Summit. This is an RSVP event with Keynote Speaker  Julie Fitzpatrick Assistant Director / Special Projects Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.
Second is a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m.  Afterwards, the public can tour the facilities that include kitchen, information desk, modern restrooms, and deck that overlooks the riverfront. This 2 million dollar project is to guide visitors to the beautiful flowing hills of Chiques and the attractions in the Columbia area.

Our final event in the evening runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and is for the general public to explore Columbia's past and future in many facets. Visitors can enjoy lectures by Jack Hubley (Nature Program for All Ages), Randolph Harris (Origins of the Underground Railroad), William Whipper portrayer (Richest Black American and famous Abolitionist), Lydia Hamilton-Smith portrayer (Thaddeus Stephens personal friend and Abolitionist) and Mike Acord, Susquehanna Fish & Tackle (Fishing the Susquehanna).

We will also have a presentation on boating safety, bicycle demonstrations, home composting and kayak demonstrations. A Civil War recruiting officer defending the bridge, and other Civil War era soldiers.  Also: special guest Tom Hermansader, Art Flows in Columbia, a drawing experience, and a riverfront demonstration on the Susquehanna River.  And: live music, food trucks, an alpaca farm and the start of Columbia's Litter Letter Project.

Watch for another email blast for more information.
Please note: River Park will be closed for boat trailers on this day. All parking will be directed by Columbia Fire Police  to the field next to River Park.
Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street, Columbia PA 17512 | Phone: 717-684-2467


  1. so WHERE are the events from 4 to 8 pm on May 1st??????????????????????