This verdant oasis in the heart of the city is the central meeting place for all of Philadelphia—from artists to attorneys and preppies to punk rockers—making it a prime place for people-watching. Guitar players strum, inviting impromptu jam sessions, focused chess players draw small crowds and tightrope walkers precariously practice, balancing on line strung between two trees. Animal-inspired statues punctuate the square, serving as gathering places for parents and artsy jungle gyms for children. The park’s allure is especially strong on sunny, lazy weekends when the grassy lawn turns into a checkerboard of colored picnic blankets and free, improvised concerts fill the air.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries