Temple students and the Philadelphia community are coming together to welcome a new gathering space in the city’s heart.
Dilworth Park, located in the what was once Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall, had it’s grand opening September 4th. Mayor Nutter presided over the ceremony, introducing citizens to the 120,000 square-foot park and cafe. The Park features water spouts that shoot three feet high, a lawn space, art space on the fountain, and during the cold months, an ice rink. The park’s green lawn will cover a space of 115 by 60 feet, while art on the fountain will display colored trails of transit trains as they travel under City Hall
Construction on the park began over two years ago, and City officials are hopeful that the park will become popular among tourists and locals alike. The Park’s accessibility via public transportation is projected to drawn crowds. SEPTA transit lines will have new elevators and stairs with new modern designs to connect city-level streets with the Market and Broad Street subway lines.
The opening of the park brings weekend festivities including a picnic and live music. For more information about the park and the opening weekend festivities, check out www.visitphilly.com/museums-attractions/philadelphia/dilworth-plaza/.