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May 2016
IN Center City

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For up-to-date information on programs, events and updates for parks maintained by CCD, follow @CCDParks.

Sister Cities Park

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
1 S 15th Street | DilworthPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 8am-6pm; Sa-Su: 11am-6pm
Now with a full-service bar 5-9pm M-F and all day on the weekends.
Plus, Happy Hour 5-7pm M-F!

LOVE sculpture, northwest corner of the park. Take a picture, tag it #LOVEatDilworth!

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

May Happenings @ Dilworth Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. DilworthPark.org/events/

Get a free workout with Spring Training in Dilworth Park!
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this month, we're hosting a variety of sports and fitness programs, conducted by experts in the field of personal fitness. Yoga, fitness boot camp, running, cardio kickboxing- it's all here to get you informed and in shape for spring and summer. Spring Training is made possible through the generous support of the Rothman Institute and Jefferson Health. Get a complete schedule at DilworthPark.org.
NOTE: There will be no Spring Training activities May 2-6.

April 30, 11am-3pm
World Tai Chi Day

Join Master Jingshan Tang and his students from the Oriental Fitness Institute in celebration of World Tai Chi/QiGong Day! On April 30, Philadelphia will take part in this global event at Dilworth Park. Master Tang will lead group workshops and demonstrations in QiGong and several Tai Chi styles. All are welcome to participate in this free event!

Tuesdays, 6pm
Cardio Kickboxing

Combining kickboxing, boxing and other exercises into a program that utilizes a heavy bag to maximize results, for an hour of intense, calorie-burning fun. Space is limited to 72 participants, first come first serve. Gloves are provided. This is an all-levels, no-contact, no-fighting class. Presented by CKO Kickboxing.

Thursdays, Noon

Take a moment to breathe, relax and quiet your mind midday while building up muscle, strength and balance. Be sure to bring your own mat. Presented by Optimal Sport Health Clubs.

Wednesdays, 6:30pm
City Fit Girls Running Club

Each and every Wednesday, lace-up your running shoes and join a host of Philly runners for a 3-mile trek through Center City. City Fit Girls is an all-levels fitness and run group for active women who live and work in the city. CFG meets at the Dilworth Park information center.

Thursdays, 6pm
Zumba lets you get your body going with this all out, super calorie-burning dance party set to Latin and pop music hits. Presented by Optimal Sport Health Clubs.

Thanks to all of the Spring Training Program Partners:
Optimal Sport Health Clubs, City Fit Girls, CKO Kickboxing and the Oriental Fitness Institute.

Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park offers a variety of fun activities in a beautifully landscaped setting.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | SisterCitiesPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Logan Square Café, 8am-6pm, seven days a week.

215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Children's Discovery Garden and Boat Pond (Opens April 29!), 10am-5pm
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Sister Cities Park Visitor Center, M-Sa: 9:30am-5:30pm; Su: 9:30am-5pm
(Starting May 1)
1.800.537.7676, PHLVisitorCenter.com, @PHLVisitorCntr

May Happenings @ Sister Cities Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. SisterCitiesPark.org/events/

April 30, 8am-5pm
Phila Flea Market

Over 40 antique and vintage vendors will be offering up their wares all around Sister Cities Park. Stop by for some wonderful gifts and finds! For more details, visit PhilaFleaMarkets.org.

May 8: Brunch for Mom in Sister Cities Park
This year, treat mom to a special Mother's Day BYOB brunch in the Logan Square Café at Sister Cities Park! There will be timed seatings at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. $30 per adult, $13 per child age 2-12 (Children under 2 are free). Pre-paid reservations are strongly suggested since seating is limited. Please click here, or stop by the café to make a reservation. Click here for the complete menu, which will be prepared by Tim Bellew Food.

Pairings on the Parkway
Thursdays, 5-8pm, through September 28

This BYOB event returns for another season at Sister Cities Park, featuring singer-songwriter style live music from 5:30-7:30pm each week. Logan Square Café inside the park will offer a special summer grilling menu and the Children's Discovery Garden will offer extended hours.

May 12- Jamie Salvatore*
May 19- Nelly's Echo
May 26- April Fool Child*

*Chaddsford Winery will be on site.

The Sister Cities Park Visitor Center is now open daily, offering custom itineraries, maps, brochures and the opportunity to purchase tickets to many of the city’s most popular attractions. The center is open daily 9:30am-5:30pm, and until 5pm on Sundays, starting May 1. You can also buy a PHLASH Pass then hop on the Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop at Stop 8, conveniently located at Sister Cities Park! Hop on and off with service every 15 minutes at 22 locations, 7 days a week, May 1-September 5. It's $5 for an all-day pass or $2 per ride. Children 4 and under and seniors are always free. SEPTA pass holders ride free. For more details, and a route map, visit PhillyPHLASH.com.


John F. Collins Park

John F. Collins Park is a small quiet oasis off busy Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. It's a relaxing spot for lunch, reading, or just enjoying a beautiful day. Through the generosity of the William Penn Foundation, the Center City District has restored the park's fountain, benches, landscaping and lighting. John F. Collins Park is owned and operated by Center City District.
M-F: 8:30am-5pm; Sa: 10:45am-5pm; Su: 12-5pm
1707 Chestnut Street | JohnFCollinsPark.org | Facebook

Three Parkway Plaza

Cret Park is a beautifully landscaped plaza and a great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or enjoy some light fare with a friend at Capriccio Café.
16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | CretPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Capriccio Café and Espresso Bar
M-F: 6:30am-6:30pm; Sa & Su: 8am-6pm
215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com
- Also offering bike rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
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