Important Update

Friends of Rittenhouse Square is officially rescheduling its Friends on the Square Summer Garden Party to September in order to accommodate added surprises. We’re excited to party big with all of our Rittenhouse Friends in September, stay tuned for more information by subscribing to our newsletter.


All ticket holders for the June 16th date will be automatically reissued tickets for the September date. Additional information coming soon.


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The Friends of Rittenhouse Square fund and manage many programs and projects needed to sustain the Square. 


The Friends of Rittenhouse Square was created in 1976 to address the increasing gap between available city funding and the maintenance needs of Rittenhouse Square. With a mission to “preserve, protect, and beautify” the park, the Friends work in a public-private partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. The Friends fund and manage many programs and projects needed to sustain the Square. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Friends provide funding through membership, special events, private donations, sponsorships, and capital campaigns.


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The Friends have taken on the bulk of the financial responsibility to sustain Rittenhouse Square with projects including, but not limited to the following:

 Graffiti Removal                                 Bench Repair                          Maintain Landscaping

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