About the Park
Dilworth Park is being transformed from an inaccessible, multi-level, hard-surface plaza into a sustainable, well-maintained, green public space without stairs or barriers from the street. By covering existing openings and removing unnecessary walls, steps and barriers, the renovated Dilworth Park will have 20,571 square feet of new useable area (an increase of 21%) resulting in an expanded 120,557-square-foot public space. There will be a large lawn, tree groves, a programmable fountain and space for 400 benches and chairs. The underground is being dramatically improved as a new transit gateway, providing entrances to Broad Street and Market Street subways and the trolley lines. New elevators will make the transit levels accessible for the first time.
Watch the project take shape on the Dilworth Park Live construction cam.
A café located along the JFK Boulevard side of the park offers seating inside and outside on the PNC Terrace.More Info
The fountain at Dilworth Park will be covered by a thin scrim of water with programmable three-foot-high spouts that create a dancing water feature. Pulse, a specially commissioned work of public art created by internationally recognized artist Janet Echelman will be integrated into the fountain and will trace the path of trains traveling on the three lines below the park in real time.More Info
The renovated Dilworth Park will have a Great Lawn surrounded by seating areas and four tree groves.More Info
At Dilworth Park a specially commissioned work of public art created by internationally recognized artist Janet Echelman will be integrated into the programmable fountain and will trace the path of trains traveling on the three lines below the park in real time, coded to the colors associated with each transit line.More Info
Dilworth Park will join the ranks of the city’s most desirable venues when it debuts in Fall 2014. This grand, state-of-the-art park promises a new standard for social, celebratory and business functions, and offers the flexibility to accommodate every need. Imagine your networking event, corporate or wedding reception or, milestone birthday party at the center of Center City, adjacent to historic City Hall.
Transformative projects like Dilworth Park cannot happen without public and private partners who recognize the importance of accessible transit and high quality public spaces to the success of Philadelphia. We thank them for their support!