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It’s that perfect time of year in Philly, just before the humidity kicks in and everyone can enjoy this city’s great public parks. And there are plenty of them, thanks in no small part to good ‘ole Billy Penn, who planned this great city around four green space, today known as Franklin, Washington, Logan, and Rittenhouse squares.
Today, Philly boasts the largest urban park in the country, Fairmount Park, and numerous pop-up parks that dot the landscape every summer. Not to mention all of the smaller parks hidden within neighborhoods and alleys of tall buildings.
So with all of that in mind, inquiring minds want to know: What’s your favorite Philly park? Doesn’t matter if it’s a park, square, or pier—all we ask is that you pick something within city limits. Sound off in the comments below.
- These maps show just how huge Fairmount Park really is [Curbed Philly]
- Map: Secret gardens and parks in Philly [Curbed Philly]
- Philly Parks: Then and Now [Curbed Philly]