Sunbury River Fest

Revitalizing River Towns

Many of our river towns were built during the industrial era, but are now suffering from the loss of industry and jobs, urban abandonment, suburban sprawl and shrinking tax base. By investing in river town parks, trails and open spaces we create healthier, greener communities, attract business investment, encourage urban living, and improve the economic potential for tourism. SGP provides technical assistance while working collaboratively with downtown revitalization programs, tourism agencies, municipalities, state and federal agencies and local partners to:

  • Create trails and walkways from downtowns to the river 
  • Provide opportunities for safe walking and biking
  • Create and enhance riverfront parks, trails and access points
  • Promote River Towns 
  • Reclaim and find new uses for abandoned buildings and brownfields  

How We Do It: Check out our River Towns Program.