LOVE Park keepsakes for sale, now in heart shapes and controversy free

Your chance to get a piece of Philadelphia’s LOVE Park continues, as a second round of granite bricks have again been turned into paperweights.

The first round of granite paperweights, which sold out, had the logo of the late Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture. Those were pre-purchased back during the holidays of 2017, but only recently delivered after the company owning the copyright gave its blessing.

LOVE Park Manager Andrew Emma said the second set of blocks have a slightly different design.

“Now we have the new LOVE Park logo featuring the heart and LOVE Park words inside the heart and it’s all original granite from LOVE Park,” he said. “We have white granite, we have pink granite, and they are selling great.”

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Emma said one other color is the clear favorite among customers: red.

“I would say 80 percent of the folks went for red. Red is the color of love,” he said. “In the future, I think we will print up a lot more in red next time we do this.”

At high noon on Wednesday, the day before Valentines Day, there were still plenty of the blocks for sale at LOVE Park and Emma was hoping they would sell out.

The $51 paperweights are a fundraiser for the city park system and the group SkatePhilly.

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