The Pavilion

The Pavilion, a private, climate-controlled space where you can host your event any time of year. Overlooking the picturesque Parx Liberty Carousel, the Pavilion can accommodate up to 100 guests. And our professional event staff can smooth out all the details. Need more info? Just click here and get ready to party.

A photo taken outside of the Franklin Square Pavilion.

The Tent

Just steps from the Philly Mini Golf course, you’ll find The Tent, a covered area that can be closed off with windowed panels for privacy for up to 50 guests or left open to expand your event out onto the surrounding lawn space. The Tent is available seasonally. Start your planning process here.

Franklin Square tent set up for an event.

Photo Permits

Franklin Square’s sweeping open green space, lush trees, charming carousel and historic fountain are stunning backdrops for your professional photos. We offer the use of the park to stage your photo shoots with completion of a Photo Permit. Submit your request here.

A bride and groom share a hot dog from Squareburger at their wedding event in Franklin Square

Product Sampling/Experiential Marketing

Any time is a good time to conduct product sampling or an experiential marketing activity at Franklin Square. The historic park attracts a cross-section of local and national visitors on a daily basis. Our special events offer additional opportunities to reach a mass market. For information about experiential marketing or product sampling opportunities, contact our Event Sales Department at or call 215-629-5801 x 209

Cracker Barrel stand set up outside of Franklin Square
A Storyteller entertains guests at one of the storytelling benches along a stop of the Once Upon A Nation tours
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