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5 Best Philly Parks for a Summer Picnic

The city of Philadelphia is filled with beautiful row homes and soaring skyscrapers, but it’s also home to incredible parks! Sometimes you need a little get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and what better way to do that than to have a nice picnic in the park! So let’s take a look at 5 of the best parks Philly has to offer.

1. Washington Square Park

This beautiful 6.4 acre park was one of the original 5 public green spaces drawn up by William Penn in his 1682 blueprint for Philadelphia. It is part of both the Washington Square West and Society Hill neighborhoods. It has stunning tree lined pathways, tons of grassy areas, a fountain in the middle and the tomb of the unknown soldier. It’s surrounded by history as it’s just a few blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It’s a great place to take a stroll or put out a blanket to enjoy a picnic.

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2. Fitler Square Park

Built and dedicated more than a century ago, this inviting half-acre park is between 23 and 24th Streets, at Pine Street. The Fitler Square neighborhood is an easy walk from the city’s most lively areas, yet remains very residential. It is one of Philadelphia's most expensive neighborhoods. It’s a great place to enjoy a picnic or soak in some sun. There’s also a farmer’s market in the park every Saturday!

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3. Penn Treaty Park

Penn Treaty Park is a tranquil park on the Delaware River located in Fishtown. The story behind it’s name is that William Penn signed his treaty of peace with the Lenape tribe under an elm tree along the river in 1683 in this very park. To commemorate the moment, the city opened the park in area surrounding the tree in 1894. Here you’ll find wide open green space with a statue of William Penn. It’s a great place to picnic, walk your dog or play some outdoor games with friends.

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4. Franklin Square Park

Franklin Square is another one of the five original public green spaces planned by William Penn when he laid out the city of Philadelphia in 1682. It is located in the Old City area and is filled with family friendly attractions. It features a beautiful 100-year-old fountain, the Parx Liberty Carousel, the one-of-a-kind Philly Mini Golf course, and the renowned SquareBurger. You don’t want to miss the amazing fountain light show too!

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5. Clark Park

Clark Park is in West Philadelphia in the heart of University City. It’s a community hub that always has something going on! Here you’ll find playgrounds, basketball courts, flea markets, concerts, and so much more. This 9 acre park was established in 1895. This is a great place to picnic or come with your family or friends for a day a fun in the park!

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