Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street,
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-2467

Columbia River Park Celebration

Columbia River Park Celebration

Friday, May 1, 2015


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 a RSVP event with Keynote Speaker Julie Fitzpatrick Assistant Director / Special Projects Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.

Second, a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00 PM, 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 4:00pm to 8:00pm and is for the general public to explore Columbia’s past and future in many facets. Vistors can enjoy lectures by Jack Hubley (Nature Program for All Ages), Randolph Harris (Origins of the Underground Railroad), William Whipper portray-er (Richest Black American and famous Abolitionist), Lydia Hamilton-Smith portray-er (Thaddeus Stephens personal friend and Abolitionist) and Mike Acord, Susquehanna Fish & Tackle (fishing the Susquehanna).

We will also have boating safety, bicycle demonstrations, home composting and kayak demonstrations. Civil War recruiting officer to defend the bridge, and other Civil War era soldiers. Special guest Tom Hermansader, “Art Flows in Columbia, a drawing experience” a riverfront demonstration on the Susquehanna River. Live music, food trucks, alpaca farm and the start of Columbia’s “Litter Letter Project”.

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