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Center City District Parks & Plazas

"The transformation of this tiny shard of land amounts to a small miracle...
Every Philadelphia neighborhood should have a park as good as Sister Cities."
- Inga Saffron, The Philadelphia Inquirer

From Urban Engineers: The Parkway at Play- Sister Cities Park

Explore our garden, sail a boat in our pond or grab a bite to eat. Sister Cities Park provides something for everyone.

Save the date!
May 3- the Sister Cities Park International Festival presented by TD Bank! Click Here for details and a complete schedule.

Children’s Discovery Garden
Explore nature in an urban setting in the Children’s Discovery Garden. Inspired by Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley, the garden’s winding pathways and meandering stream provide a setting for discovery and imaginative play. Children can hike the trail, summit the “mountain” and enjoy the view, while connecting with the natural and man-made environments surrounding them.

Logan Square Café
M-F: 7 am – 6 pm & Sa-Su 8 am – 5 pm
This casual family-friendly café offers a quick-stop breakfast for the weekday morning commute, lunch for families exploring the park, or an afternoon pick-me-up for tourists visiting area museums.

Visitor Center | PHLVisitorCenter.com
The Visitor Center staff is on location seven days a week offering complimentary trip planning assistance, an easy onsite option to purchase tickets for area attractions and tours, daily listings of events, regional maps and brochures, so visitors and residents can make the most of their visit to Philadelphia’s Museums District and the region. Contact the Sister Cities Park Visitor Center at 1.800.537.7676 and follow them @PHLVisitorCntr on Twitter for tips and information or to ask us questions while you’re visiting.

Imagination Playground™
Daily, 10 am – 6 pm weather permitting
This equipment, which encourages children to participate in unstructured play, has been installed in the area of the boat pond in the Children's Discovery Garden for use during cool-weather months. The Imagination Playground™ was made possible through the generous support of Brandywine Realty Trust, Friends Select School, and Greene Towne Montessori School, whose workers and students frequent the park.

Plaza and Fountain
Sit, relax and enjoy the picturesque views at Sister Cities Plaza.  Here, embedded in bluestone, is Sister Cities fountain, a unique representation of the world with Philadelphia at its center. Jets of water playfully leap from 10 spouts, representing our 10 sister cities, globally positioned in relation to their distance from Philadelphia.

Sister Cities Park is managed and maintained by the Center City District.

Related Information

18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Open 7 days a week, 6 am – 1 am

Calendar of Events
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Transportation and Parking:
Parking:  There is on-street kiosk parking
Public Transportation:  Near SEPTA bus
routes 32, 33, and 38. By regional rail, the
park is located just 4 blocks from Suburban

For information about holding your event
in Sister Cities Park, or for complete rental
information, contact Center City District
at 215.440.5500.

Learn about Sister Cities Park's history
and sustainability inititatives