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Franklin Square

June 28, 2011

One of William Penn’s five original squares in Philadelphia, Franklin Square boasts the oldest surviving fountain in those squares, built in 1837.

It’s a very cute little park, with a memorial to fallen police and firefighters, miniature golf, a carousel, a burger stand, and of course, the gorgeous fountain.

The mini golf course is Philadelphia themed and so adorable, with tiny replicas of the city’s landmarks on each hole. I thought the Friendship Gate, Elferth’s Alley and Boathouse Row the best. Walking this course makes you feel like a giant!

Can you see the tiny rowers?

At Square Burger we had to try the Cake Shake, made from Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets. It’s definitely yummy, but very, very sweet and heavy. A treat to split between two (or maybe more) people for sure.

I have a special fondness for carousels, I love the artistic style of the carving and the childhood nostalgia they invoke. The one here was no exception, showcasing the realistic style of animals that made Philly-crafted carousels famous.

Loved this park and it’s one of the few places in the area with a miniature golf course, so I think we’ll definitely be back!


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