The Center City District celebrates the grand opening of its newest public space, Sister Cities Park, on Thursday, May 10 at 1 p.m.
Mayor Nutter, City Council President Darrell Clarke, Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis, PA Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary John Giordano will join together to cut the ribbon on this lush new $4.9 million park on Logan Square.
There will be a Grand Opening on May 12 with family-friendly activities and entertainment as part of Love Your Park Week.
Open seven days a week, 6 a.m.–1 a.m., Sister Cities commemorates Philadelphia’s special relationship with Tel-Aviv and Florence.
The newly richly planted and well-illuminated space has turned vacant land into a public park with a variety of amenities for people of all ages 365 days a year, from a children’s discovery garden and boat pond to a café (an offshoot of Milk & Honey Cafe in West Philadelphia, serving locally grown and produced foods) and visitor center and a plaza with a gorgeous fountain.
You’ll be able to grab a cup of La Colombe coffee, a South Street Philly bagel or BT brownie and relax by the fountain beneath a canopy of green.
Sister Cities Park
Logan Square, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Previously: Coming Attraction: Sister Cities Park At Logan Square To Be Transformed Into A Richly Planted, Well-Illuminated Green Space With A New Cafe, Fountain, Garden And More