The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is part of Philadelphia's 9,200 acre park system, and the proud host to the many museums, festivals and beautiful landscape of this iconic boulevard. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) is responsible, in partnership with many organizations, for the Parkway’s maintenance and capital needs. All festivals and special events, such as Welcome America July 4th festivities, Made in America Concert, Philadelphia Marathon, and the Thanksgiving Day Parade are permitted through PPR.
Located at the beginning of the Parkway, LOVE Park bears the official name of JFK Plaza, and is adjacent to Suburban Station commuter rail, SEPTA subway and bus transfers for easy public transportation access. The plaza takes its colloquial name "LOVE Park" from Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE statue. In addition to the statue, the park features a dramatic fountain, multiple levels and seating areas, large beds of beautiful seasonal plantings and the Fairmount Park Welcome Center. The Center's gift shop and concierge counter offers visitor information, souvenirs, and tickets to all museums and tours for the Parkway Museums District! It is the best starting point for your visit.
Every Summer from May to October, LOVE Park offers free noon time concerts Monday thru Friday! Local artists showcase their talent under the sun for mid-day free concerts. Bands interested in participating, or for an online schedule please visit www.LOVEPark.pl and look for the Summer in LOVE link for more information.
The Welcome Center’s unique art gallery changes every few months. Famous and “soon to be famous” artists display their work in our open gallery. Hours are 10 – 5, Mon. – Sat.
Weekdays, the famous food trucks of Philadelphia offer breakfast and lunch.
Inside the Welcome Center is the LOVE Park Gift Shop, offering authentic gifts and souvenirs of artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE statue! Choose from high quality items hand picked by Mr. Indiana: mugs, posters, LOVE replicas, T’s and more. Also tour and museum tickets.
The Fairmount Park Welcome Center offers Park and City tours provided by Philadelphia Siteseeing Tours and Philadelphia Trolley Works. See the city, see the park! Guided tours are funny, and FUN! Tickets purchased at the LOVE Shop!
Share the love! Our LOVE Park Gift Shop offers authentic gifts and souvenirs of artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE statue! Mugs, posters, LOVE replicas, T’s and more – all hand picked by Mr. Indiana.
Looking for a great way to explore the City and the Park? The Fairmount Park Welcome Center offers Park and City tours. Guided tours are funny and fun, and tickets can be purchased at the LOVE Shop.
Please contact Timothy Gill, MPO for information on exciting summer internships and volunteer opportunities with the Marketing and Promotions Office or Welcome Center. Email: Timothy.Gill@phila.gov
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