Dining in Love Park — Indoors or out?


Love Park could have a dramatically different appearance if Philadelphia’s City Council President gets his way.

Council President Darrell Clarke wants to transform Love Park with both indoor and outdoor dining. 

“One of the designs call them to be strategically placed around the perimeter of the park,” Clarke said. “We will probably look to turn the existing building, the round building currently used for a visitor’s center into some kind of a restaurant opportunity.”

Clarke says adding the restaurants would pay for park renovations without costing the city.

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“We should enhance both the opportunity to raise revenue from that site and come up with a strategy that allows us to not only get revenue from the surface, also known as Love Park and also to be in a position to create a level of synergy that we don’t have in Center City currently,” he said.

Council is considering a bill to sell the garage underneath Love Park. Mayor Nutter supports that idea.

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