Final Designs Unveiled For A Completely Renovated And Tree-Filled LOVE Park

(Image courtesy Hargreaves Design)
The beloved park will be completely overhauled and reopen as a grass and tree-filled oasis in the heart of Center City…
(Image courtesy Hargreaves Associates) (Rendering courtesy Hargreaves Design)

Awesome news Philadelphia: LOVE Park is set to be completely renovated next year and then reopen better – and GREENER – than ever.

The two firms behind the park’s renovations – Hargreaves Associates and Kieran Timberlake – have just revealed the final designs for the renovated park.

And the designs look awesome.

There are a lot of trees and grass – which is great, for a park situated in the heart of downtown.

The beloved park will be completely overhauled and reopen as a grass and tree-filled oasis in the heart of Center City.

AND signature elements of the current park will be retained and improved.

The fountain will be completely overhauled and slightly realigned. The Fairmount Park Welcome Center, also affectionately known as the “Flying Saucer,” will be completely renovated and converted into a cafe that also doubles as a digital art installation at night.

(Image courtesy Kieran Timberlake)
The Fairmount Park Welcome Center, also affectionately known as the “Flying Saucer,” will be completely renovated and converted into a cafe that also doubles as a digital art installation at night. (Image courtesy Kieran Timberlake)

And, of course, the famous and iconic LOVE Statue by Robert Indiana will remain and continue to be one of the best photo ops in the city.

The park is scheduled to go under renovation in 2016 and reopen in 2017.

While we’ll miss the park while it’s closed for renovation, we’re pretty sure the wait will be worth it. LOVE Park will join Dilworth Park as too awesome public space anchors on the southeast end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

For a lot more information about the plans for LOVE Park and to check out many more renderings of the designs, check out the great coverage on Plan Philly.

MORE INFO:

Refined Design For New LOVE Park [Plan Philly]

(image courtesy Hargreaves)
The famous and iconic LOVE Statue by Robert Indiana will remain and continue to be one of the best photo ops in the city.
(Image courtesy Hargreaves) (Image courtesy Hargreaves Design)

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  1. Interestingly, the rendering of the re-designed park by Hargreaves does not reflect the diversity of Philadelphia. Why is that?

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