Franklin Square - Philadelphia, PA
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N 39° 57.298 W 075° 08.990
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Quick Description: Franklin Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn during the late 17th century in central Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has been recently refurbished and now it is EXTREMELY child friendly.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 10:16:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM49DM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The park was refurbished and rededicated in July 2006, Franklin’s tercentenary year, by Once Upon A Nation and Fairmount Park. Complete with the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, Philly Miniature Golf, new playgrounds and a restored 19th-century fountain, Franklin Square is now touted as an entertainment destination near Independence National Historical Park.

We played on the playground and rode the carousel. We did not have time for miniature golf. As you first enter (at the posted coordinates), look forward and to the right and there will be a sculpture made from sand. It changes from time to time but there is usually something there in the summer months. We also ate lunch here under a miniature pavilion with picnic tables and everything else you could need. Outstanding restrooms are here as well.

Franklin Square
200 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

2008 Hours:
Through May 24:
10 am–6 pm, Sundays–Thursdays
10 am–9 pm, Fridays–Saturdays

May 25–September 3:
10 am–9 pm, daily

September 8-December 16:
10 am-6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, plus October 8 and November 23

December 22-January 1, 2008:
10 am-6 pm daily (closed December 25)
Name: Franklin Square

Street Location: Race & N. 6th Streets

Local Municipality: Phialdelphia

State/Province, etc.: PA

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Benjamin Franklin, There is also a City Police & Firefighter Memorial,

Date Established: 1741

Picnic Facilities: Picnic tables, water fountains, rest rooms

Recreational Facilities:
Playground, Carousel, Miniature Golf, Interactive Story Telling

Monuments/Statues: Lots

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): All Over the Place

Fountains: Franklin Square Fountain

Special Events: Many, Check Website

Traditional Geocaches:
I was driving by Franklin Square a few weeks ago and I noticed the carousel. While in the city I made a point to go over and check out this park. It also has a geocache in the park. The snack bar had a sign that it was closed for icky weather. The mini golf was closed too. I sat a a bench for awhile and read my iphone. It was not very busy while I was there. It was quite a peaceful park.

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

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