Philadelphia, PA - The Center City District has begun the work of preparing Dilworth Park and its other parks for spring. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink, Rothman Cabin and America’s Capital Garden Maze all closed last weekend for the season and are being disassembled.
Through the month of March, CCD workers will uncover the fountain, clean the granite surface and fix all drains at Dilworth. A new carpet of sod is going to be installed on the 6,400-square-foot Greenfield Lawn and all planting beds is supposed to be restored. Hundreds of colorful tulip bulbs planted in the fall must also begin to bloom.
On April 1, the fountain would be turned on for the growing season. The atmosphere Grille, a shiny Airstream food truck operated by Brulee Catering, will move back from right beside the rink and become located beside the Dilworth Park Café and can re reopen on April 2.
On April 4, Spring Training presented by Rothman Institute begins at Dilworth Park, offering a number of free activities from yoga classes to Zumba and even more led by trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs. For more details and a complete calendar, visit centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/springtraining.
Spring will soon be ushered in at Sister Cities Park later in April with the closing of Imagination Playground on April 22 to produce method for the Boat Pond. The fountains at Sister Cities Park and John F. Collins Park will soon be turned on April 1.