Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park serves as a gathering place “where the city formally meets the river.” Thomas Garrett lived in Wilmington’s nearby Quaker Hill neighborhood, where slaves traveling the Underground Railroad often found refuge. Riverfront Park is adjacent to the Market Street Bridge where slaves were transported to freedom. Named for Garrett and fellow abolitionist Harriet Tubman, the park was designed in the amphitheater style to complement the architecture of the train station precinct. Ideal for passive recreation, the 2.4-acre park also hosts diverse public events such as the Bob Marley Festival, Riverfront Blues Festival, DuPont Riverfest and many others.

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