Meeting planners have a new outdoor option in the City of Brotherly Love with Dilworth Park, which reopened in September after a transformation. The former concrete plaza is next to Philadelphia’s City Hall. It was reconstructed into a 121,000-sq.-ft. park with lawns, a computer-controlled fountain, a cafe, public art displays and a seasonal ice skating rink. Six panels throughout the park illustrate the history of the area.
Partial sections or the entire the park can be rented for private events, including the lawn, which can accommodate 400 people seated, or the fountain area, which can seat 750. The entire park can accommodate 1,500 seated or 2,200 theater-style.
Dilworth Park is within walking distance of Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts and Masonic Temple, as well as a number of hotels, including Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, The Westin Philadelphia, Hyatt at The Bellevue and Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown. It is also near public transportation, with entrances to the city’s trains and trolleys.
Photo credit: Melvin Epps