Young visitors can explore nature in an urban setting in the Children’s Discovery Garden in Sister Cities Park. Inspired by Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley, the garden’s winding pathways, scalable rocks and meandering stream provide a setting for discovery and imaginative play. Children can hike the trail, summit the “mountain” and enjoy the view, while connecting with the natural and man-made environments surrounding them.

Boat Pond

Enjoy the pleasures of sailing in our boat pond. Bring your own model boat or buy one at the park to navigate our shallow waters for hours of fun. Small boats are $5 and large boats are $7 (two large boats are $12.) Save your receipts for five purchases and you get the sixth free.

Imagination Playground

During the cool-weather months, Imagination Playground™ is installed in the boat pond area in the Children's Discovery Garden. This fun equipment encourages children to participate in unstructured play.

During inclement weather, The Imagination Playground will be closed.

Sister Cities Park
18th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5:30 pm  

Operates seasonally May – October

Operates seasonally November - April

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