Press release

Dilworth Park Prepares for Spring

Linda K. Harris
T 215.440.5546


Air Grille, Fountain, Spring Training, Return in April

PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2017) – As if the thermometer didn’t already tell you, Spring arrives officially in less than three weeks. The ice rink and maze at Dilworth Park are being disassembled and preparations are underway to turn on the fountain on Saturday, April 1.

During the month of March, the 6,400-square-foot Greenfield Lawn will be resodded, 44 trees will be pruned and decorated with new, white LED lighting, and 5,500 bulbs that were planted in the fall should begin to bloom.

On April 1, the Air Stream Grille will move back next to Dilworth Park Café, umbrellas again will provide shade for the tables, and the fountain will resume its playful water show.

On April 4, Spring Training at Dilworth Park presented by Rothman Institute begins, offering a variety of free activities:

  • Tuesdays through Thursdays, April 4 through May 25, top-notch trainers will lead free classes guaranteed to help you get in shape, along with tips and tricks from experts at Rothman Institute.
  • On Tuesdays, it’s yoga at noon and boot camp at 6:00 p.m.
  • On Wednesdays, at 1:00 p.m., there’s the new Silver Sneakers, a fitness program for Boomers and beyond, and at 6:30 p.m., the City Fit Girls Running Club meets.
  • On Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., enjoy Zumba with music powered by Live Nation.

Plus, you can fuel up with healthy offerings from the Dilworth Park Café. Find special health and fitness tips designed to keep you informed and in shape, a list of Center City’s best places to find workout and athleisure clothing, and all updates on activities at the park at DILWORTHPARK.ORG.

Spring Training at Dilworth Park is presented by Rothman Institute, with program partners Optimal Sport Health Clubs and City Fit Girls.


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