Explore the River Common along the Susquehanna River. Offering 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 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 Park 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.