The Center City District is responsible for the management of four extraordinary parks in the heart of Center City.  Each park is cared for with an unwavering level of pride and commitment.  Discover them all, all year long.  Enjoy farmers’ markets and cafés, ice skating, movies, or just a quiet moment with a book. Please support these great parks and know that in doing so, you are adding to the quality of life of Center City.


Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park, on the west side of City Hall, is an exceptional civic space, a gateway to transit and a sustainable centerpiece that links Philadelphia’s primary employment, hospitality, cultural and retail districts. Active throughout the year, Dilworth Park has quickly become a favorite meeting place for friends and family to enjoy winter ice skating, summer concerts, and special events all year long. To become a Friend of Dilworth Park and to get a list of sponsorship and naming opportunities, please contact Nancy Goldenberg at 215.440.5523 or

Sister Cities Park
This award-winning park has quickly become every child’s dream play space and the kind of public amenity every neighborhood craves. On Logan Square with sweeping views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Sister Cities Park invites you to run through its iconic fountain, grab a sandwich at Logan Square Café, or romp through the children’s discovery garden. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurie Heinerichs at 215.440.5547 or

John F. Collins Park
A tribute to its designer, this remarkable pocket park is a surprise to all who step inside.  Passing through amazingly sculpted gates, the park is lush with native vegetation and a gurgling fountain.  Its peacefulness is a welcome contrast to the bustling streets beyond and the perfect place for special events.  To help maintain this quiet oasis, contact Nancy Goldenberg at 215.440.5523 or


Cret Park
Center City District’s first park renovation is thriving with visitors from nearby office and residential buildings. Cret Park is a beautifully landscaped plaza along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and a great place to relax and take a break from the busy work day. To help maintain this lovely park, contact Nancy Goldenberg at 215.440.5523 or


Are you searching for an unusual gift for someone special, a one-of-a-kind way to recognize a friend, or a unique way to memorialize a loved one? Consider adopting a park bench in one of our parks! Find out how!