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February 10, 2017

LOVE sculpture to bid farewell to Dilworth Park, its temporary home

It will return to LOVE Park – but not just yet

Dilworth Park
Carroll - LOVE Park Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Love Park in Center City Philadelphia.

The iconic LOVE sculpture’s brief stint at Philadelphia's Dilworth Park is drawing to a close.

The sculpture, which has been housed in the park for the past several months while its usual home, LOVE Park, undergoes an extensive redesign, is being moved out of Dilworth Park on Feb. 15.

It will be out of public sight for a little while.

According to a note from the Center City District, it’s going to be spruced up a bit before it heads back home to LOVE Park later this spring, when the park’s redesign is expected to be complete.

Once home, the piece, created by artist Robert Indiana, will return back to its original spot near the park’s center. It is expected to serve as a gathering spot amidst the new park design.

On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, the eve of the statue’s departure from Dilworth Park, the Center Center District will host some special happenings to bid it farewell, including a pop-up floral arrangement workshop.

There will also be love songs playing and roses handed out to passersby.

Last Chance for LOVE

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Noon-2 p.m.
Dilworth Park
1 S. 15th St.