Philadelphia unveiled its newly redesigned Sister Cities Park yesterday on Logan Square at 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, just across from the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul.
Though the ribbon cutting to the 1.3-acre, $4.9 million park took place Thursday, the grand opening is Saturday. The park is part of a $20.9 million makeover of public spaces on the Parkway, coinciding with the opening of much-anticipated Barnes Foundation.
The park, once mostly grass and trees with a few stone monuments, now offers a children’s garden, stream and boat pond, a Milk & Honey Cafe, and a satellite office of the Independence Visitor Center. The fountain, embedded in bluestone, commemorates Philadelphia’s Sister Cities program connecting Philadelphia with 10 cities worldwide.