Location & Hours
Sister Cities Park
18th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Open 6 am - 1 am, 7 days a week
A park with something for everyone. Grab a bite and explore the garden and pond, which converts to a special playground in winter.
At the midpoint on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sister Cities Park adds a picturesque swath of green to the heart of Philadelphia’s notable arts and cultural district. From here, panoramic views bring skyscrapers, historic cathedrals and museums into harmony, while the Sister Cities fountain, a unique representation of the world with Philadelphia at its center, is close enough for adults to touch and children to run through. The fountain’s 10 geyser-like spouts mark our 10 sister cities, each positioned according to its global relationship to Philadelphia.
— Inga Saffron, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Sister Cities Park is managed and maintained by the Center City District.
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art's Inside Out program brings large-scale replicas of favorite works from the Museum’s collection to neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. This fall, the Museum is bringing some of its art down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Sister Cities Park! Through October 28, works by Tanner, Saenredam, De Ribera and others will be displayed around the park. Stop by and enjoy some art Inside Out!
This casual family-friendly café offers a quick-stop breakfast, lunch for families exploring the park, or an afternoon pick-me-up for tourists visiting area museums.More Info
Explore nature in an urban setting in the Children’s Discovery Garden. Inspired by Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley, the garden’s winding pathways and meandering stream provide a setting for discovery and imaginative play.Read More
Sit, relax and enjoy the picturesque views at Sister Cities Plaza. Here, embedded in bluestone, is Sister Cities fountain, a unique representation of the world with Philadelphia at its center.Read More
Looking to get more acclimated with Philadelphia’s vibrant arts and culture scene in the Parkway District and beyond? Speak to an expert Visitor Service Representative at the Sister Cities Park Visitor Center.More Info
The charm of Sister Cities Park lends itself to everything from children’s birthday parties to wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, from uncommon celebrations to corporate team-building exercises. Whatever the occasion, consider this the quintessential spot for an event on the Parkway.Learn More
The Center City District Foundation (CCDF) is the charity of choice for engaged citizens who care deeply about the vitality and competitiveness of Center City. Working together with the CCD and CPDC, CCDF supports initiatives that improve the quality of life and make downtown Philadelphia unique and engaging.Learn More