Sister Cities Park
In 2012, the Center City District cut the ribbon on a renovated Sister Cities Park, located at Logan Square immediately in front of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The public park includes a pavilion housing a café and visitor center, outdoor Children’s Discovery Garden and play area, boat pond and interactive fountain that pays tribute to Philadelphia’s 11 global sister cities. The pavilion incorporates contemporary green building systems including geothermal technologies and a green roof. New trees, water features, walkways and lighting improved the park’s landscape, providing attractive amenities for all users. The renovation of Sister Cities Park was accomplished in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation, with funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The award-winning design team includes DIGSAU architects, Pennoni Engineers, Inc. and Studio|Bryan Hanes, landscape architect. For more information on the park, please visit sistercitiespark.org.