Spring has arrived, and historic Franklin Square and Stephen Starr's SquareBurger are officially open to the public with mini-golf, carousel rides and Cake Shakes. (Photo by J. Fusco for Historic Philadelphia)
Winter weather may be persisting, but Philadelphia’s annual signs of spring are thankfully at hand.
Historic Philadelphia’s family-friendly favorite Franklin Square is open and ready to welcome families, history buffs and lovers of milkshakes.
Weather permitting, one and all are invited to come out to one of the city’s top play places and enjoy its awesome attractions daily through the fall.
As long as unseasonal weather doesn’t cause closures, the park will be open everyday all the way through to December 31 for rounds of Philly Mini Golf, rides aboard the Liberty Carousel or sights of the vintage marble fountain.
Franklin Square’s SquareBurger — Stephen Starr’s popular burger, hot dog and milkshake joint — is now open daily, too, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this month, with additional hours this spring and summer.
Come out to nosh on grab-and-go grub like the classic burgers, hot dogs, fries and — by far the Franklin Square fave — the Cake Shake, a vanilla custard milkshake blended with Tasytykake Butterscotch Krimpets and caramel sauce.
For now, the park is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and, come summer, Franklin Square will offer expanded hours from May 22 through September 7, remaining open until 9 p.m. during the week and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
A slew of special events are on the schedule already, too, including the Great Egg Hunt this Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m, twilight yoga on May 6 at 6:30 p.m., Mother’s Day Brunch in the Square on Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the annual An Evening in Franklin Square fundraiser on May 14.
For a complete schedule of spring events at Franklin Square, check right here.
Plus, look out this summer for excellent expanded offerings including free Saturday night movie screenings in July and August, and Festivus events with pop-up beer garden and food trucks.
Stay tuned for much more on Franklin Square’s seasonal special events as the season continues.
Franklin Square and SquareBurger 2015 Season
: Open daily through December 31, park hours
vary by season
Where: 6th and Race streets
Cost: Pay as you go