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Young visitors can explore nature in an urban setting in the Children’s Discovery Garden in Sister Cities Park. Inspired by Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley, the garden’s winding pathways, scalable rocks 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.

The Children’s Discovery Garden at Sister Cities Park now has more play opportunities, including a playnet and platform, push-button water jets, a stream dam and a sensory-friendly twig nest. Learn more about these features in the park. The Children's Discovery Garden is opened daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The current capacity is 50 people.


Enjoy the pleasures of wading in the Children's Discovery Garden pond on a hot day or bring a boat or water toy ofor hours of fun. The pond is open now through October. 

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop

The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop runs seasonally May through December. Hop on the Philly PHLASH and take it to Stop 6 to visit Sister Cities Park. Passes can be purchased for only $2 per ride or $5 for an all-day pass. Purchase onboard with exact change (cash only). Children 4 and under and seniors always ride free. SEPTA key card and pass holders also ride free. For more details, current schedule and a route map, visit phillyphlash.com.

Sister Cities Park
18th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Monday-Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For park updates, follow us on twitter @ccdphila.

Operates seasonally, late April - October the same hours as the Children's Discovery Garden.

Library Book Cart
* The Library Book Cart is temporarily suspended. 

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop - STOP 6
Operates seasonally May through December 30, no service on December 25.