Formerly known as Chestnut Park, John F. Collins Park opened in late 2013 after a $500,000 renovation. The outdoor garden now features modern lighting, an updated fountain, sculptures, and lush landscaping. While the park is located in bustling Rittenhouse Square, within walking distance of major downtown hotels and offices, its recessed location creates a private feel. A wrought-iron gateway welcomes guests into the 2,700-square-foot urban space, which seats 40 or holds 100 for receptions. The Center City Business Improvement District is available to help planners with navigating the permit process, and space rental includes options like dedicated parking, security, cleanup services, and portable restrooms.
Photo: Michael Spain Smith