Sister Cities Park

A park with something for everyone. Grab a bite and explore the garden and pond, which converts to a special playground in winter.

Visitor Information

Location & Hours

Sister Cities Park 

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

Open 6 a.m. - 1 a.m., 7 days a week

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About the Park  

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.

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The transformation of this tiny shard of land amounts to a small miracle... Every Philadelphia neighborhood should have a park as good as Sister Cities.

— Inga Saffron, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sister Cities Park is managed and maintained by the Center City District.

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Sister Cities Park Events

There's fun for everyone at Sister Cities Park! From kid-friendly activities to live music, check out our schedule of free events.

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TD Bank presents Pictures in the Park

For the first time, Sister Cities Park will host free movies under the stars every Friday night in September! Visitors will love the all-star lineup of A-list films. TD Bank will give away free popcorn to the first 100 guests. The Sister Cities Café will also offer snacks and sweets, including beer, wine and cocktails for guests 21 and older.

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Park Features

Children's Discovery Garden

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.

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Park Features

Sister Cities Café

Sister Cities Café opened April 1 for the season with a new kid-friendly menu.

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Park Features

Plaza & Fountain

Sit, relax and enjoy the picturesque views at Sister Cities Park. Here, embedded in bluestone, is Sister Cities fountain, a unique representation of the world with Philadelphia at its center.

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Park Rentals

Sister Cities Park Rentals

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.

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CCD Foundation

Become a part of Philadelphia's success.

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.

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