Explore the River Common

Kirby Park - Nesbitt Park - River Common

Explore the River Common along the Susquehanna River. OfferingSusquehanna River  three distinct parks and a levee trail, the Susquehanna River is one of the oldest existing rivers in the world and empties into the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay, providing half of the Bay's freshwater flow.

The Riverfront Parks include: Kirby, Nesbitt and the River Common. Each park offers a variety of outdoor recreation. 

Kirby Park- Credit Lois ChristmanKirby Park was donated to the Wyoming Valley residents by the Kirby Family in 1924. Spanning 52 acres, the park offers: hiking trails, biking, a fishing pond, sporting fields, playgrounds and tennis courts. It is home to several large city celebration and many community events. Photo Credit Lois Christman

Nesbitt ParkNesbitt Park View of Dtown Wilkes-Barre runs along the river and is a wide-open area featuring beautiful views of downtown Wilkes-Barre. Enjoy a game of disc golf, fishing, or a hike in this nature lovers haven. Kayak and boat launch available.

The River Common is home to a fishing pier, hiking and biking pathways and two outdoor amphitheaters. A walking path will take you directly to the Luzerne County Courthouse where you can enjoy outdoor gardens or the beautiful art inside the Courthouse. 

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To request a copy of the River Common Brochure call 570.819.1877 or email bookings@luzernecounty.org

The Riverfront Parks are the perfect locations to hold your next event.  Each park offers a unique setting that can be reserved for family reunions, weddings, festivals and more. 

How do I book an event at one of the parks?
River Common - Email your inquiry to bookings@luzernecounty.org 

Kirby and Nesbitt Parks -Contact the office of Special Events at Wilkes-Barre City Hall 570.208.4149 or Riverfrontparks.org.