Back in January, we updated you on the progress of the renovations at Sister Cities Park, what was previously a somewhat underwhelming green space directly to the east of Logan Square. As we originally told you over a year ago, this renovation included design work from DIGSAU architects, Pennoni Associates and landscape architect Bryan Hanes. In essentially starting from scratch, this team came up with a park that’s extremely kid-friendly, and as a result should see much greater use from now on.
The park reopened a couple of months ago, and word has been slowly tricking out about this great new public space. When we dropped by the other day, there were definitely some people there, but the lack of a crowd on such a hot day indicated that plenty of folks still don’t know about this spot just yet. Check out these photos, and perhaps you’ll want to check out the park in person sometime soon.
The new boat pond
Behind the pond, a trail that's mean to emulate the banks of the Wissahickon
Looking south, from the peak of the little trail next to the pond
Clear shot of the pavilion that includes the adorable Milk and Honey cafe. Basilica looms in the background
Kids playing in the fountain on the park's southern end. Maybe this will keep 'em out of the fountain in Logan Square!
View of Logan Square to the west, through the trees
Looking at the park from its southern end
Sometime this summer, when you’re trekking up the Parkway to take in the sparkly new Barnes Museum, we suggest the slightest of detours to at least walk through Sister Cities Park. And did we mention that Milk and Honey sells ice cream? First one’s on us.