Wilkes University

A River Runs Throught It

River CommonsRiver Commons - A project brought to you by the city of Wilkes-Barre

Few universities can say that a river flows past the front of campus. Wilkes University is one of them. For generations of students, the River Common - the lovely greenway fronting the river- provided a respite from the classroom.

Two portals in the flood wall along River Street- with the southernmost located near Wilkes campus- invite visitors to access the riverfront.

River commonsLooking northeast from the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, the new River Common provides opportunitites for walking, cycling, boating, and fishing along the river. An amphitheatre for open-air concerts, a boat launch and other amenities bring the promise of new recreational opportunties for Wilkes students and alumni.

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To take an online tour of Wilkes which includes the new River Common click here