Explore Open Spaces, Green Places, & Water Oasis

Sister Cities Park

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.

The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a breathtaking, 2,000-foot-long pathway that extends the Schuylkill River Trail from Locust to South Street. The scenic path allows pedestrians, runners and bicyclists to literally walk over river to some of the best skyline views around.

The "Loop": Schuylkill River Trail

The “Loop” is the recreational path that runs from near the Art Museum to the west side of the Schuylkill River on Martin Luther King Drive, then crosses the Falls Bridge in East Falls, and continues along Kelly Drive back to Boathouse Row, Lloyd Hall and the Art Museum. One of the best things about this route for cycling or jogging is that Martin Luther King Drive is closed to vehicular traffic from 6 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays from April through October.

Blue Cross River Rink

During the cold season enjoy the skating rink along a winter wonderland. In the summer this public space transforms into a roller skating rink and summer playground.

Race Street Pier

The park provides soaring views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the wide expanse of the river. It is picnic-friendly, dog-friendly, and yoga friendly! Enjoy free yoga on the pier during warmer months.

Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park, situated on the west side of City Hall, features an interactive fountain, lush lawn and tree grove seating areas, and a café. The fountain, open in the warmer months, transforms into an ice skating rink each winter.

Cira Green Rooftop Park

A one-of-a-kind urban park, Cira Green spans over one acre in size and is elevated 95-feet above street-level– providing exceptional views of Center City, University City, and the Schuylkill River.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Named one of the best places to visit in Philadelphia by national press, Spruce Street Harbor Park features colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful lights, refreshing craft beer, and food from popular Philly restaurants.

Franklin Square

One of Philadelphia’s five original squares. Centered around its beautiful fountain, Franklin Square also features the Parx Liberty Carousel, the one-of-a-kind Philly Mini Golf course, and the renowned SquareBurger.