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John F. CollinS PARK

John F. Collins Park is a small quiet oasis off in Center City Philadelphia, great for lunch, reading, or just enjoying a beautiful day.


1707 Chestnut Street
(Between Chestnut and Ranstead)
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Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri       8:30 am-5 pm

Sat              10:45 am-5 pm  

Sun             12 pm-5 pm

About the Park

In the 1970s, Philadelphia philanthropist Dorothy (Mrs. F. Otto) Haas proposed the park and the William Penn Foundation funded its construction. Designed principally by John Collins (1936-2011) of the Delta Group, the original park was dedicated on June 5, 1979. For 20 years, the park was owned and maintained by the PenJerDel Regional Foundation until January 2010, when it was transferred to the Center City District Foundation.  


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.


Would you like to support John F. Collins Park by adopting a bench? Find out how!



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John F. Collins Park is a hushed, landscaped hideaway tucked within Center City’s bustling business district. Adjacent to one of Center City’s busiest streets, it can now be a private haven for you and your guests. This hidden gem is home to elegant cocktail parties, small receptions and intimate wedding ceremonies, making indelible memories along the way.

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