Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia

There's not enough space in one blog post to post enough pictures to show you the splendor of this park. The map to the right shows you the layout of the park and the paths, all of which are wheelchair accessible. No need for help getting pushed, if you're able the paths are flat and smooth as can be.

As the morning gets later you're apt to see vendors line the perimeter selling anything from flowers to artwork. This park is amazing, it's not a giant open park but a park with nooks and crannies where there is always a place to find a quiet cozy spot. If you're a sun worshiper there is open field for catching some sun.  If it's hot there are plenty of trees to sit under and get some shade.
View of one of Liberty Place's Towers from the park
One of the five original squares William Penn planned, this park has it all from beautiful sculptures to a reflecting pond, trees, benches and grass galore. For those of us in a wheelchair we couldn't ask for more. What a way to spend a peaceful spring or fall morning.

The best way to describe Rittenhouse Square is it's an oasis in the middle of a hustling and bustling city. Rittenhouse Square is one of the things our city planners from long ago got right. I'm sure if William Penn were alive today he would be smiling and thinking this is what he had in mind.
Map of Rittenhouse Square
Map of Rittenhouse Square
If you like music you're sure to find a band in the center of the park by the gazebo and a few other musicians in different nooks around the outer circle.

When lunchtime gets close there are quite a few restaurants across the street from the park, many with outside seating where you can just wheel right up to the table like the Rouge pictured below.

If you're traveling in a wheelchair and are looking for a nice spot to relax and people watch Rittenhouse Square is the place to go.

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