The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is part of the Fairmount Park System, under the jurisdiction of the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation. Fairmount Park has been pleased to be the stewards of this dynamic urban open space since its construction in the 1920s. Fairmount Park is responsible, in partnership with many organizations, for the Parkway’s maintenance and capital needs. Fairmount Park permits and supports all special events which occur on the Parkway, including the 4th of July festivities, Philadelphia Marathon, Thanksgiving Day parade and many benefit walks and runs.
Located at the eastern end of the Parkway, in the shadow of City Hall, is JFK Plaza/LOVE Park. The plaza takes its colloquial name 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 offers visitor information, souvenirs and internet access.
Every summer from June to September JFK Plaza/LOVE Park offers free noon time concerts Monday thru Friday! Local artists showcase their talent under the sun for a mid-day free concert. Bands interested in participating, or for an online schedule please visit www.fairmountpark.org Click LOVE for more information.
The Welcome Center’s unique art gallery changes every few months. From famous to “soon to be famous”, artists display their work in our open air gallery. Hours are 10 – 3, Mon. – Sat.
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. Visit in person or shop online. Click LOVE
The Fairmount Park Welcome Center offers Park and City tours provided by 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. Visit in person or shop online. Click LOVE
Looking for a great way to explore the City and the Park? The Fairmount Park Welcome Center offers Park and City tours provided by Philadelphia Trolley Works. 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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Philadelphia PA 19102
Welcome Center: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Parks: Dawn to Dusk
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