One of the quirkier public spaces in the city, Renaissance Park at 500, is an elevated park not visible from nearby streets. Often referred to as a rooftop park and pocket park, it is one block long, 30 feet wide, and situated atop a 25-foot-high former rail line between Cedar and S Washington Avenues behind the Renaissance at 500 buildings.
The park has an inactive, “remnant” railroad track, but there are active railroad tracks right next to the park. It offers long views of parts of South Scranton and West Scranton, and up-close views of trains and trollies passing by on tracks abutting the park.
It is accessible by an elevator and stairwell from a sidewalk-level plaza in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue linking to a pedestrian bridge over Bogart Court.
Open: April - November from 8am - 4pm
Dogs are not permitted.