• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Ideas for the new LOVE Park

I spent much of Wednesday in LOVE Park while staffers from PennPraxis, Parks and Rec, and Fairmount Park Conservancy collected ideas for LOVE Park’s future redesign. My day started with my arms around a couple Brazilian tourists on one side, a cop on the other, mugging as a drone camera flew at us to film some stock Philly footage. It ended with dancing. That sounds about right. LOVE Park takes all kinds – kids and old folks, line dancers, protesters, workers on lunch break, chess players, the itinerant, tourists - and it's busy with activity.

Here’s a look at the kinds of ideas people have shared so far for LOVE Park’s future. Don’t forget that you can add yours to the mix by coming to LOVE Park on Saturday, September 20th, sharing on social media using #newlovepark, or emailing .

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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