Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park Promenade

New Jersey

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Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park Promenade Facts

States: New Jersey
Counties: Camden
Length: 1.2 miles
Trail end points: Pearl St. at Ben Franklin Bridge and Battleship New Jersey at Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park
Trail surfaces: Brick
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8781295
Trail activities: Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park Promenade Description

Named after Dr. Ulysses Simpson Wiggins, a prominent doctor in Camden in the early 1900s, the Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park Promenade extends for 1.2 miles from the Ben Franklin Bridge to the Battleship New Jersey in Camden. Following alongside the Delaware River, the route offers spectacular views of Philadelphia and is part of the Camden Greenway.

Originally built by the city of Camden in 1981, the promenade was greatly expanded through the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (CFP) and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), who worked for twenty years to develop the site at a cost of about $25 million. The project was funded through inter-agency agreements between the federal Urban Parks program, Delaware River Port Authority, Camden County and the State of New Jersey’s Green Acres program.

The promenade allows for pedestrians and cyclists to travel directly from the Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway. In addition to providing a scenic passage along the Delaware River, visitors can also access sites such as the Adventure Aquarium, Camden Children's Garden, the BB&T Pavilion, the Battleship New Jersey, and Campbell's Field, home to Rutgers University–Camden's baseball team. In warmer months, attend a concert at the natural grass amphitheater, take a ferry across to Philadelphia or view the 4th of July fireworks.

Note that while bicycles are allowed, due to frequent events, it may not always be possible to negotiate the promenade by bike.

Parking and Trail Access

Several paid parking lots are available along Camden's waterfront.

Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park Promenade Reviews

This wide, easy trail puts you right next to the Delaware River, so the views of the waterway and the Ben Franklin Bridge are really nice. It's also right behind the Adventure Aquarium, which my 8-year-old daughter loved, especially the shark tunnel! Adjacent to the trail is also the USS New Jersey, a battleship that you can tour.

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