Sister Cities Park
Outdoor oasis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Celebrate nature in the heart of the city with the newly renovated Sister Cities Park along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Located on Logan Square in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Sister Cities Park is a welcoming space featuring a brand new café, boat pond, educational garden and commemorative fountain.
Young visitors can play in the Wissahickon-inspired Children’s Discovery Garden featuring winding pathways, scalable rocks and a meandering stream. Wade in the shallow waters of the nearby boat pond complete with rentable sailboats to harness the wind.
To mark the historic visit by Pope Francis to the United States and Philadelphia in September 2015, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Association for Public Art teamed up to install Robert Indiana’s tremendous sculpture AMOR atop the museum’s steps on the east terrace overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
In December 2016, the six-foot-tall bilingual sculpture — “amor” translates to “love” in both Spanish and Latin — was moved and permanently installed at Sister Cities Park, just a short walk from LOVE Park.
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Sister Cities Plaza and Fountain
Within the bluestone plaza is the Sister Cities Fountain, a unique representation of the world with Philadelphia at its center. Jets of water playfully leap from 10 spouts representing Philadelphia’s ten sister cities, including Florence, Italy and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Sister Cities Visitor Center
Need some information during your visit? Stop by the Visitor Center at Sister Cities Park for free brochures, maps, helpful tips and purchase tickets for nearby attractions.
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In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia Museum of Art's East Terrace steps, facing the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
- Art on City Hall
- Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
- The Awesome Fest
- Schuylkill River Trail
- Moore College of Art and Design
- Swann Memorial Fountain
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Restaurants & Dining
1824 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
- West Tavern
- Dilworth Park
- Capriccio at Cafe Cret
- Rose Tattoo Café
- Campus Philly CollegeFest
- Urban Farmer Philadelphia
- Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too
- The Barnes Foundation
- Made In America Music Festival
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