press release

Dilworth Park Bids Farewell to Winter, Prepares for Spring

JoAnn Loviglio
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Air Grille, Fountain, Lawn, Spring Training to Return in early April

PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2018) – The CCD has begun the work of preparing Dilworth Park and its other parks for spring. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink, Rothman Cabin and America’s Capital Garden Maze all closed last weekend for the season and are being disassembled.

During the month of March, workers will uncover the fountain, clean the granite surface and fix all drains at Dilworth. A new carpet of sod will be installed on the 6,400-square-foot Greenfield Lawn and all planting beds will be restored. Hundreds of colorful tulip bulbs planted in the fall should also begin to bloom.

On April 1, the fountain will be turned on for the season. The Air Grille, a shiny Airstream food truck operated by Brulee Catering, will move back from adjacent to the rink and be located next to the Dilworth Park Café and will reopen on April 2.

On April 4, Spring Training presented by Rothman Institute begins at Dilworth Park, offering a variety of free activities from yoga classes to Zumba and much more led by trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs. For more details and a full calendar, visit

Spring will be ushered in at Sister Cities Park later in April with the closing of Imagination Playground on April 22 to make way for the Boat Pond. The fountains at Sister Cities Park and John F. Collins Park will be turned on April 1.

For more on all four of Center City District’s parks, visit



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