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NKCDC Garden

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


1825 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125


Unfortunately, our outdoor event space is not available for private rentals at this time, due to staff capacity. Sorry! Please stay tuned for updates later this summer.

Public events hosted by organizations with established protocols for Covid and the capacity to implement them are welcome to use the NKCDC Garden. 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.

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.

• Private Events: $200 half day (under 6 hours) / $300 full day
• Public Events: $150 half day (under 6 hours) / $250 full day
• Local Community Group Discount: $125 half day / $200 full day
• Damage Deposit (refundable): $200

To Reserve
Check availability at or 215-427-0350. Then complete the rental agreement by following the link below.

Rental Agreement

Public Events

The NKCDC Garden regularly hosts community events and markets featuring local artists, musicians, and vendors. 

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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.