Officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza
LOVE Park closed for renovations; The Fairmount Park Welcome Center will remain open during renovations through the summer
February 16, 2016 – Spring 2017
Philadelphia’s iconic John F. Kennedy Plaza — better known as LOVE Park — will receive some much-needed love, care and 21st-century upgrades in 2016 and 2017.
After years of comprehensive planning, LOVE Park and its Welcome Center are getting an overhaul starting on February 16, 2016.
The public space will be under construction until spring 2017 to bring grand redesign plans — including adding green space and structural improvements, installing a new water feature, creating concession areas and opening up access to the park — to fruition.
The Fairmount Park Welcome Center will remain open during renovations through the summer and all merchandise at the Love Gift Shop will be offered at a special 50%-off discounted rate!
LOVE Sculpture To Move To Dilworth Park
The move is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
A favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, John F. Kennedy Plaza gets its famed nickname “LOVE Park” due to its famous sculpture.
Located near City Hall, LOVE Park serves as the grand entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The plaza, designed by famed City Planner Edmond Bacon, father of actor Kevin Bacon, was originally constructed over an underground parking garage in 1965. The plaza expanded in 1969 with the addition of beautifully curved granite steps and a majestic fountain.
Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE statue was not installed until the bicentennial in 1976, only to be removed two years later. Due to its immense popularity, the scuplture was purchased by the Chairman of the Philadelphia Art Commission, F. Eugene Dixon, Jr., and permanently returned to the plaza.
Aside from photo opportunities, LOVE Park also features the Fairmount Park Welcome Center and Gift Shop and is a favorite spot to grab a bite to eat from some of the city’s top food trucks.
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201 N. 17th Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
- The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel
- The Windsor Suites Philadelphia
- Sonesta Philadelphia
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City
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Museums & Attractions
N 15th Street and Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
- Henry J. Cadbury Library
- One Liberty Observation Deck
- Aero Memorial
- Fairmount Park
- Philly @ The Movies:
Rocky at the
Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Free Library of Philadelphia
- Three-Way Piece Number 1: Points
- Barbara Chase-Riboud : The Malcolm X Steles
- Bug Fest at the
Academy of Natural Sciences
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Restaurants & Dining
1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
- McCrossen’s Tavern
- Capriccio at Cafe Cret
- The Barnes Foundation
- Kelliann’s Bar & Grill
- Assembly Rooftop Lounge
- Granite Hill
- Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too
- Rose Tattoo Café
- Dilworth Park
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