Washington Square Beautification

With funds provided by the community as well as the residents and businesses around the square, the Society Hill Civic Association and its volunteers help keep Washington Square beautiful for visitors and residents. Washington Square is part of the Independence National Historical Park (INHP). Working with INHP, volunteers from SHCA support and help maintain the Square through fundraising, clean-ups, and spring plantings. Over the years, SCHA has worked with INHP to refurbish the fountain and to restore the guard houses. In 2016, SHCA, in cooperation with INHP, and with the donated design services of landscape architectural firm The Olin Studio, totally rehabilitated the landscaping around the memorial and the fountain areas. This project was supported by funds raised by the Society Hill Preservation Foundation.

Chair: Sissie Lipton

The Washington Square Affair

The Washington Square Affair was held on June 6, 2018, the event once again was a tented affair to benefit Washington Square Park.   The committee under the leadership of Joan Tropp, long time SHCA member and block coordinator, worked incredibly hard for this year’s event.    We hope those who had the opportunity to attend enjoyed themselves.   See you again next time!




Park your car on the opposite side of the street on Friday evening, May 11th, after 6 pm where posted. Posted boundaries: Lombard to, but not including Walnut, and from Front to 8th Street plus blocks surrounding Pennsylvania Hospital. Cars will be ticketed between 8 am and 3 pm on Saturday, May 12th if they are not moved for street cleaning. Synagogue parking will be permitted after 8:30 am on the south side of the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Spruce and Lombard. Re-park your car after 1PM and before 3pm on Saturday to avoid ticketing.