Are you searching for an unusual gift for someone special, a one-of-a-kind way to recognize a friend, or a unique way to memorialize a loved one? Consider adopting a park bench!


The Center City District has benches available for adoption at Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and at John F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut Street. Donors receive a bronze plaque on the selected bench, engraved with a personalized inscription.  


Thousands of visitors spend time in our beautiful Center City parks. Your donation will help endow the maintenance of our benches and landscape. Bench availability is limited, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! To adopt a bench, contact Nancy Goldenberg at 215.440.5523 or email

  • siscities bench

Sister Cities Park bench
Available for a donation of $5000 

  • collins curved

John F. Collins Park curved bench
Available for a donation of $2,500 

  • collins flat
John F. Collins Park flat bench
Available for a donation of $1,000