Sit, relax and enjoy the picturesque views at Sister Cities Plaza, officially opening today. (Photo courtesy Center City District)
The newest green space in Philadelphia opens today with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Nutter.
Sister Cities Park, located at Logan Square on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has undergone a drastic transformation. The newly richly planted and well-illuminated space has turned unused 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 visitor center and a plaza with a gorgeous fountain.
There’s also a café, an offshoot of Milk & Honey Cafe in West Philadelphia, serving locally grown and produced foods. We’ve included the official Sister Cities Milk & Honey menu, below.
Open seven days a week, 6 a.m.–1 a.m., Sister Cities is a perfect spot to enjoy lunch, people watch, entertain children (or your inner child: who doesn’t love a boat pond?) and generally bask in the lushness of a green oasis in the midst of the city.
Check out the Sister Cities calendar to keep apprised of all the programming at the park, beginning with this Saturday’s grand opening celebration. From 11 a.m-2 p.m, enjoy refreshments and explore the new space.
In the future, you’ll be able to hear free lunchtime live music, see Shakespeare in Sister Cities Park, hear poetry readings and much more.
We think Center City District hit it out of the park with this one.
Sister Cities Park — Now Open!
Logan Square, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway