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LOVE Park (officially known as J.F.K. Plaza) was built in 1964 as a gateway to Fairmount Park and to mark the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a one mile diagonal boulevard that connects Philadelphia’s central business district with a collection of cultural and educational institutions. LOVE Park was an internationally-known skateboarding destination in the late 20th century and has also been the site of numerous protests and demonstrations.

Today, the area surrounding the Park – Center City – is the largest place of employment in the city and region, with over 300,000 jobs. LOVE Park is a renowned gathering place and social destination for Center City residents and workers. Positioned between City Hall and The Parkway, and adjacent to the Suburban Station transit hub, the park is also an important stopping place for tourists. Countless photos are taken each year under Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture by visitors from across the country and around the world, making the park a top destination in the city.

LOVE Park is a high-quality space that prioritizes inclusivity and engagement.

How to get there

So easy to get here (and home from here) on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.


There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Upcoming Local Happenings

Our America Now: A Celebration of World Refugee Day

Love Park

Visit Love Park between 12PM and 8PM on 6/20 to travel through a day of live music, dance, free dance lessons, storytelling, videos, and interactive art making. Learn about the special ways that Philadelphia welcomes refugees into the country and helps them make the difficult transition to their new home while providing opportunities for them to build a life through the culture, stories, art, and music. Learn popular regional dances from Ukraine, Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Afghanistan.

Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

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Center City SIPS

Center City

1Great reason to catch a later train! Center City District SIPS is back EVERY WEDNESDAY beginning 6/7 thru 8/31 from 5PM to 7PM. Participating locations offer $7 cocktails including specialty drinks made with Hornitos Tequila, $6 wine, $5 beer and half-price appetizers. This unique happy hour tradition is a perfect opportunity for returning office workers to explore all that Center City has to offer once the workday ends.

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Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink

Dilworth Park

Lace up! This spring until 7/16, the Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink at Dilworth Park paints the town rainbow with colorful springtime skate sessions. Vibrant overhead art and the checkerboard rink floor bring good times and retro vibes. For more fun, chow down at the Dilworth Park Café, fuel up at the Air Grille pop-up beer garden or hop your way through the Dilworth Park dancing fountain. Advance reservations for hour-long skating sessions are strongly recommended, and discounted matinee skate sessions are offered Mondays and Tuesdays. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

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Free Museum Days: Masonic Temple, Library and Museum

Masonic Temple

Philadelphia’s Masonic Temple is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year on 6/24 with a series of special events and free tours from 10AM to 3PM. The Masonic Temple opened in 1873 and contains artwork, frescos, stained glass, murals and sculptures which connect Freemasons and non-Freemasons to an inspirational world of art, architecture and history. There is also an exhibit hall featuring a wide assortment of artifacts related to the 150th anniversary and the history of the Masonic fraternity in Philadelphia and beyond.

Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Broad Street Line or the Market-Frankford Line to get there.

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Rocky Movie Night

Philadelphia Film Center

Join us for a free screening of the fan-favorite, Rocky on 6/26! Doors open at 6:30PM. Capacity is limited and pre-registration is required.

Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall, the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley to 15th Street, Regional Rail to Suburban Station or Routes 4, 9, 21, 27, 21 or 42.

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Farmers market

Rittenhouse Farmers Market

Rittenhouse Square

Head to Rittenhouse Square every Tuesday and Saturday from 9AM-3PM for their Farmers Market! Leave the driving to SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban Station, hop a Trolley to 19th Street or ride Routes 2, 9, 12, 17, 21 or 42.

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Free Museum Days: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Come see the oldest natural history museum in the Americas and one of the country’s leading scientific institutions, with over 200 years of experience in curation, cutting-edge research and education. The Academy has more than 19 million specimens, all carefully documented and well-preserved for future generations. They serve as the foundation for an active research program that continues to focus on the critical environmental issues of our time, ranging from evolution and biodiversity to human health and climate change. Visit on 6/27 between 10AM and 4:30PM for free admission!

You can get there on SEPTA! Short walk from Suburban Station or hop Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 or 48.

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Academy of Music

It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s cult classic film, BEETLEJUICE follows the darkly humorous story of a ghost couple trying to haunt the strange inhabitants of their former home — of course, not without the help of a certain stripes-loving demon. Equal parts funny, heartwarming and indecent, “the ghost with the most” puts on a performance that’ll knock you dead. (Just don’t say his name three times.) See it now thru 6/11! Get to there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Suburban Station, the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, or Routes 4, 9, 12, 21, 27, 32 or 42. Get up to $10 off tickets with this Perk!

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Free Museum Days: The Print Center

The Print Center

The Print Center, a nonprofit gallery located in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications and educational programs. Visit The Print Center anytime between 11AM and 6PM on 6/20 for free admission!

Leave the driving to SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban Station, hop a Trolley to 19th or ride Routes 2, 9, 17, 21 or 42.

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