The Philadelphia adoption agency from Adoption From The Heart has sponsored this article for you to bring some friends and family to one of our favorite parks to explore, Rittenhouse Square Park.
Rittenhouse Square Park is known as one of the five squares created by the city’s founder William Penn in the late 17th century. Located in the heart of Philly, it’s considered one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the area.
Rittenhouse Square is a beautiful spot where visitors or locals can get together, relax, sun-bath, picnic, or just take a stroll beneath the gorgeous oak trees. The park was named after David Rittenhouse, an astronomer, and clockmaker in Philadelphia.
Today, the family-friendly park continues to be one of the most peaceful locations to spend your day reading a book, practicing yoga, chatting with friends, or just enjoying your surroundings to yourself.
Sculptures To Check Out
In the park, you’ll find a variety of some of the city’s most popular outdoor sculptures. You’ll discover the Lion Crushing a Serpent by the French Romantic sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye in the central plaza. The sculptor was created in 1832 and symbolizes the power of good that can conquer evil.
Across the park, there is a bronze statue of a young girl carrying a duck under her arm, sculpted by Paul Manship, and named Duck Girl of 1911.
Another well-liked sculpture for the children is called Billy, a two-foot bronze billy goat that today shows signs of wear after being touched by thousands of little admirers.
These are just a few of the many admirable sculptures all around the park, so spend the day exploring and finding them one by one.
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