Cira Green – This elevated park, which debuted in 2015, perches 95 feet above the street and wows guests with skyline views and cool breezes. Atop the Cira Centre South parking garage, the site employs green roof and storm water management techniques to reduce impact on the environment and sewer system. This summer, the venue’s Friday happy hours have been a hit. An onsite restaurant is planned for later in the year. Entrance on 30th Street between Chestnut & Walnut Streets, ww.w.ciragreen.com
A one-of-a-kind urban park, Cira Green spans over one acre in size and is elevated 95-feet above street-level—providing exceptional views of Center City, University City and the Schuylkill River. Practice yoga, picnic, read, study or just enjoy a quiet respite from the city below within this tranquil green space.
The engineered design of Cira Green is the first project in the City to utilize innovative “blue roof” and “green roof” technologies for enhanced storm water performance; thus greatly reducing the development’s impact on the environment and surrounding public sewer systems. The “blue roof” systems lay under paved walking surfaces and provide the same hydrological performance as a fully planted roof.