Dilworth Park on the west side of City Hall is the city's lively centerpiece, with a lush lawn, tree groves, cafe, and fountain, which converts to an ice skating rink in winter.
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week,
6 am - 1 am
About the Park
Dilworth Park, on the west side of Philadelphia's City Hall, was completely renovated and is now managed by the Center City District through a long-term lease with the City of Philadelphia. As Philadelphia’s Center Square, it is designed as a high-quality gateway to public transit and as a civic place with on-going programming, amenities, and activities that benefit the public and support the mission of the park. For an overview of the goals and mission of the park, CLICK HERE.
Dilworth Park is a beautifully appointed park with an interactive fountain, lush lawn and tree grove seating areas, which features a café. The fountain, open in the warmer months, transforms into an ice skating rink each winter. Both are favorite activities for kids and adults alike. Spring through fall the park is bustling with people enjoying the many activities happening all week long. Festivals, live musical performances, outdoor movie screenings, and happy hour specials bring an audience to the park at all hours of the day and night. Plus, you can stay connected with free XFINITY WiFi at Dilworth Park. And all of this activity is taking place above a major transit hub.
Dilworth Park has been newly 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 now has 20,571 square feet of new useable area (an increase of 21%) resulting in an expanded 120,557-square-foot public space. The underground has been dramatically improved as a new transit gateway, providing entrances to Broad Street and Market Street subways and the trolley lines. New elevators make the transit levels accessible for the first time. For information about all events taking place at Dilworth Park, you can stop by the Information Booth at the park.
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Dining in Dilworth Park
Dilworth Park 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 is 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
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
Rothman Ice Rink
The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is an unparalleled entertainment experience on Philadelphia’s center stage. The rink opens soon, for another fun-filled season, from November 11, 2016 through February 26, 2017! Plus, the new Rothman Cabin is steps away from the rink with tasty food and drink from the Air Grille. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink is presented by the Rothman Institute with generous support from Subaru, Capital One, The Philadelphia orchestra, Temple University and 6abc.More Info
America's Garden Capital Maze
New this year, wander America's Garden Captial Maze at Dilworth Park, a holiday-inspired Garden that was created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens. Located on the Greenfield Lawn, children and adults will delight in discovering picture-perfect moments amid the vibrant plantings, topiaries, twinkling lights, and décor.More Info
Dilworth Park is in the ranks of the city’s most desirable venues. This grand, state-of-the-art park sets 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!