Skip to main content Official Visitor And Travel Site

Sister Cities Park

Outdoor oasis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sister Cities Park

The newly renovated Sister Cities Park. Credit: Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia



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.

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.

By using this site, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

Go To Top