City asks public input on LOVE Park makeover

The two-year process of redesigning and remaking the park includes resident input.

Robert Indiana’s Love sculpture, across from City Hall, was installed in 1976 in what's now known as Love Park. Credit: J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia Robert Indiana’s Love sculpture, across from City Hall, was installed in 1976 in what is now known as Love Park.
Credit: J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia

 

The suggestions range from the practical (more green space), to the odd (make the LOVE Park statue bigger), but they're all being heard.

 

 

On Wednesday, city officials collected ideas from residents on the future renovations of LOVE Park. They will also be in the park on Saturday.

 

Residents can draw or write their suggestions for new designs and improvements on a provided card that outlines the park's current layout. The suggestions are then gathered and will be consulted during the design phase.

The parking garage underneath the Center City plaza was sold this past summer, which sparked renovation plans.

Bridget Barber, interim director of PennPraxis, said people asked for more handicapped- and stroller-accessibility.

Another common request: "Keep the fountain."

Park enthusiast Eric Dickerson said: "Trash cans, tables and bathrooms. We really need those."

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