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NKCDC Garden

Rent affordable outdoor event space on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Philadelphia 

GARDEN ADDRESS

1825 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Rentals

We are open to hosting public and private events that follow the City of Philadelphia’s current Covid protocols. Please reach out to discuss your event and reserve the date as far in advance as possible. We are not able to accommodate events without at least three weeks lead time.

Location
The NKCDC Garden is located on the corner of Frankford Avenue and Berks Street in Fishtown. Onsite bathrooms and water hookups are not available at this time—sorry. There is electricity.

Rates
• Private Events: $300 full day
• Public Events: $200 full day
• Local Community Group Discount: $150 full day

To Reserve

Check Garden availability and apply below, and NKCDC staff will reach out to you. Contact property@nkcdc.org if you have questions. Please apply as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate events without at least three weeks lead time.

Availability & Reservations

Garden History

In 1997, as part of NKCDC’s Open Space Management program, NKCDC transformed the southeast corner of Frankford Avenue and Berks Street from a trash-strewn lot into a plant-filled Garden Center. 

Designed by the Community Design Collaborative, NKCDC staff, and local residents, the Garden center was built in only six weeks by staff, local residents, staff from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Green program, and AmeriCorps members from the National Community and Conservation Corps. 

The Garden Center sparked the sustainability movement in Fishtown and the Riverwards and became a symbol of what communities can achieve through collective action. It was used for gardening supplies and environmental education until 2010, and is now an active event space.