1800 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philly’s Most Beloved Park
Rittenhouse Square Park is a Philadelphia favorite. On warm days, the park is overflowing with lively scenes. Couples reading, friends picnicking, toddlers running around, dogs and dog owners playing fetch. Nestled among one of Philly’s favorite shopping districts, it’s not hard to get swept up in the excitement of Rittenhouse. Farmers markets, festivals, outdoor movies, and concerts keep the park alive and fun.
One of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme during the late 17th century, Rittenhouse is arguably Philly’s most beloved and well known park. Tree-lined and littered with benches and statues, Rittenhouse is surrounded by high rise residences, luxury shopping hot spots from ranging from Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters to Burberry and Coach, and celebrated restaurants and dessert spots, it’s easy to see why many Philadelphians adore the Center City haven.
The park cuts off 19th Street at Walnut Street and also at a half block above Manning Street. Its boundaries are 18th Street to the East, Walnut St. to the north, Rittenhouse Square West (a north-south boundary street), and Rittenhouse Square South (an east-west boundary street), making the park approximately two short blocks on each side.
North/South: Market St. to Lombard St.
East/West: 15th St. to 22nd St.
Albert M. Greenfield School for grades kindergarten through eighth
South Philadelphia High School for high school.
The University of the Arts and Peirce College are both in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.