The Friends of Louis I. Kahn Park welcome you, and encourage everyone to enjoy your neighborhood park in the heart of Washington Square West, in Center City Philadelphia. Learn more about the history of Kahn Park, and find information on upcoming events, such as our Summer Concerts.

Get involvedVolunteer to help with plantings or events, or contribute to the park’s initiatives and activities through a general donation or the Endowment Fund.

Stay connected. Check out our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for news updates, events, and more! Visit the Contacts page  if you wish to give us your email address and name so that we can notify you of news and events by email.

Arturo Stable’s Latin Jazz – Wednesday, August 5th

In the spirit of the movement’s most talented young exponents is Arturo Stable, an energetic, resourceful and innovative free spirit whose broad range of talents defies easy categorization. He has performed with musicians such as Dave Samuels, Esperanza Spalding, Paquito D’ Rivera, Jane Bunnett, David Sanchez, Victor Mendoza, Hector Martignon, Lionel Loueke, Lincoln Goines, Giovanni Hidalgo, Miguel Zenon as well as with the Caribbean Jazz Project and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.

Aturo Stable
Aturo Stable

Raffle Fever

We’re excited about the Summer Raffle in Kahn Park!

Raffle tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from board members now, or at the park during our Summer Concerts.  Winners will be announced the final concert on Sunday, September 20.  You do not need to be present to win.

Thank you to all of our community merchants who contributed to this year’s prizes. Without their generous support, we could not make our annual fundraiser a success!

  • Amis
  • Blendo
  • Connie Moore Art
  • Cosmos Nail Salon
  • Daryl Salon
  • Dog School
  • Doggie Style
  • Effie’s
  • Farm & Fisherman
  • Gary Camp Theraputic Massage
  • Hello World
  • Mama’s Wellness Joint
  • Mixto
  • Moore Brothers Wine – Pennsauken
  • Pennsylvania 6
  • Philadelphia Center for Architecture
  • Printers Place
  • Relentless Team Fitness
  • Springboard Media
  • Tria
  • Xiandu Thai Fusion
  • Yarnaphoria
  • Yoon’s Cleaners

Proceeds benefit the park’s general maintenance fund, including plantings, fountain and sprinkler maintenance, and permits.


Final Concert of 2015 Season

Join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 for the last of Kahn Park’s summer concerts of 2015.  The Merion Concert Band’s program includes compositions by John Williams, Jerry Nowak, Harold Walters, and Ernesto Lecuona, along with several marches and patriotic pieces.

The rain date for this concert is Sunday, October 4.


Love Your Park Day

Volunteers got down on their hands and knees to pull weeds, clean up trash, and plant new shrubs and flowers, at this year’s Love Your Park Day on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Stay tuned for next year’s Love Your Park Day, or get involved in any number of year-round volunteer activities.

Volunteers at the 2015 Love Your Park Day in Louis I. Kahn Park
A few of the volunteers at the 2015 Love Your Park Day

If you have questions, send an email message to Garden Coordinator Brett Volkman at:  gardens@kahnpark.org.