Philadelphia's first and only mobile beer garden is set to travel to 20 city parks in the summer to quench the thirst of the locals and promoting parks and conservation. Parks on Tap, in coordination with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and FCM Hospitality will launch another round of beer parks with the group remaining for three to five days in a certain location.
Last year's success has made the initiative adamant to continue and spread the advocacy out for 20 weeks. "We will again be providing fresh food, beer on tap, wine, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages in a festive outdoor environment featuring comfortable chairs and hammocks, and clean restrooms," the group said on its website.
They would also like to integrate family friendly activities with their programs for people of all ages to enjoy. Of course, kids will not be served beer.
The line up of the parks hasn't been announced yet, but the Fairmount Park is expected to be in the list of the beer garden park. Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Kathryn Ott Lovell told Lonely Planet that the beer garden would be held in places where there is heavy foot traffic like in the Schuylkill Banks. The event might also be in some areas where people haven't even known about yet.
People behind the Fairmount Park Conservancy believe that it will be ideal for Philadelphians to become tourists in their neighborhood and visit a place they never knew existed before. The city always has an abundant of pop-up beer garden every summer, but Parks on Tap is believed to be the only initiative to be traveling around Philadelphia.
The beer garden event will commence in May in line with the celebration of Love Your Park Week. Aside from the beer, the group will be serving sliders, brunch, and sweets like Spicy Chicken Sausage, Barbecue Corn on the Cob and Buttermilk Biscuits among many others.