Franklin Square truly is an oasis in the city. The attractions such as mini-golf, playgrounds, and, of course, the Parx Liberty Carousel, are reason enough to visit. But it also offers food and drinks options at Square Burger and The Franklin Bus.
Today, they re-opened the park and launched a new food and drink menu with new safety protocols in place (see below menus). So, if you need to get out of the house, check out Franklin Square for some socially distant fun, food, and drinks.
From the press release:
While Franklin Square’s attractions are well-known, HPI wants to encourage responsible recreation and healthy usage of this beautiful outdoor public environment. It is proven that being outdoors is beneficial both physically and mentally, and everyone is welcome. HPI is operating Franklin Square with the health and safety of guests and staff as its most important goal, while also providing peaceful green space and fun for guests. The expansive park provides a safe and high-quality open space for the physical and mental well-being of Philadelphians and will keep the attractions open in accordance with the City of Philadelphia Health Department recommendations. Some of the new protocols include:
All Franklin Square staff have daily health screenings and are required to wear masks and use gloves or regularly sanitize hands on site.
Hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the Square as well as friendly distancing reminders.
Please stay home when sick. Guests (both children and adults) are strongly encouraged to travel with their own masks and hand sanitizer and use them while enjoying the park’s green space and playgrounds.
Contactless entrance is available for tickets purchased online in advance. Guests show the tickets on their phone in the Square. In-person ticketing is available as well.
Guests are required to wear masks while riding the Parx Liberty Carousel and playing Philly Mini Golf.
Health and safety measures are being implemented to maintain physical distancing while entering and playing Philly Mini Golf, buying tickets, or riding the Carousel. Mini-Golf clubs and balls are sanitized between uses.
Carousel animals are marked with masks of which ones can be ridden to ensure safe distancing. The animals that are closed are covered with a blanket and have a pennant that marks the horses that are “not in the race today.”
The Oasis Cocktail Garden has a capacity of 50 people at all times, with distanced picnic tables and chairs. Separate ordering and pickup windows, contactless payment options, and hand sanitizing stations are enhanced safety protocols in place. Masks required except when eating and drinking.