Sister Cities Park, 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

This newly renovated 1.3 acre park offers diverse activities and options for quiet respite in a beautiful landscape. Families can explore the Children’s Discovery Garden, rent and sail boats in the boat pond, grab a bite to eat at the Milk & Honey Café or just sit and relax at Sister Cities Fountain and enjoy the picturesque views. Special activities are scheduled daily. Staff at the park’s Visitor Center is on hand to assist with tour and ticket information to help make the most of your visit to area museums and attractions.

Upcoming Events

All programs are free of charge and weather permitting; for the most up-to-date listings, visit

Tuesdays, June 5 – August 28, beginning at 11am

Nature in the Park Presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Explore nature with staff from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as they lead interactive programs exploring the many aspects of nature in Sister Cities Park. This program designed for ages 8 and younger.

Thursday, June 14, Noon

Bannerly Love III – A Walk in Sister Cities Park

For the third year in a row, students from the Art Institute of Philadelphia will repurpose CCD street banners into wearable art. The event features one-of-a-kind, matching dog and dog-walker couture modeled by dogs from PAWS. PAWS, the local dog animal rescue, will be on site to promote adoption opportunities. Using the park’s natural setting, an installation of banner bird houses and sculptures will also be featured.

Mondays, June 18th – August 13 (no program on July 2), beginning at 10:30am

Story Art Presented by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Free Library of Philadelphia

Join us as we present a nature-inspired story and craft. This program is designed to connect kids to their environment using the amenities of Sister Cities Park. This program is designed for kids ages 4 to 6 (older and younger siblings are welcome).

Friday, June 22, 2pm

Geocaching: An Urban Treasure Hunt Presented by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Join us as we go on a high-tech treasure hunt in the park using GPS and your sense of adventure. Staff will be on hand to introduce visitors to the fun of geocaching. This program is designed for tweens, teens and families.

Mondays, June 25, July 9 & 23, August 6 & 20, 2pm

The World We See: Nature, Poetry & Me Presented by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

We are all connected in some way to Mother Earth and experience nature around us. In this workshop, children ages 6 to 10 will be encouraged to translate their experiences into poetry.

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