Dilworth Park on the west side of City Hall is the city's lively new centerpiece, with a lush lawn, tree groves, Garces 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 by Iron Chef Jose Garces. 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, a fashion designer pop-up market, and happy hour specials bring an audience to the park at all hours of the day and night. 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.
Rosa Blanca 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
The renovated Dilworth Park has new seating areas with lovely plantings. The raised Greenfield Lawn surrounded by seating areas is a perfect place to picnic, read a book or just relax with friends.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 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!