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.

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Location & Hours

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

Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Wine Garden

Unwind with friends as you sip on Chaddsford Winery's finest wine cocktails, wines by the glass and to-go bottles while grooving to live tunes.

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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. 

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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 by the Center City District Foundation and operated by Center City District.  


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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