John F. Collins Park

A quiet oasis tucked away within Center City’s bustling business district, great for lunch, reading or just enjoying a beautiful day.

Visitor Information

Location & Hours

LOCATION:
John F. Collins Park
1707 Chestnut St (Between Chestnut and Ranstead Sts)
Philadelphia, PA 19102

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday-Friday    8:30 am-5 pm
Saturday              10:45 am-5 pm  
Sunday                 12 pm-5 pm

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About the Park   

In the 1970s, Philadelphia philanthropist Dorothy (Mrs. F. Otto) Haas proposed the park and the William Penn Foundation funded its construction. Designed principally by John Collins (1936-2011) of the Delta Group, the original park was dedicated on June 5, 1979.

For 20 years, the park was owned and maintained by the PenJerDel Regional Foundation until January 2010, when it was transferred to the Center City District Foundation. 

Through the generosity of the William Penn Foundation, the Center City District has restored the park’s fountain, benches, landscaping and lighting.  John F. Collins Park is owned and operated by Center City District.  

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Adopt-A-Bench

Searching for an unusual gift for someone special, a one-of-a-kind way to recognize a friend, or a unique way to memorialize a loved one? Consider adopting a park bench!

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Rentals

Collins Park Rentals

John F. Collins Park is a hushed, landscaped hideaway tucked within Center City’s bustling business district. This hidden gem is home to elegant cocktail parties, small receptions and intimate wedding ceremonies, making indelible memories along the way.

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