Published By: Office of the Mayor
Contact: Lauren Hitt , (215) 686-6210, Lauren.Hitt@phila.gov
PHILADELPHIA – Today, the City released the layout of FDR Park during the Democratic National Convention. FDR Park will hold six permitted demonstration zones from Sunday, July 24 through Thursday, July 28. Demonstrators will have access to water as well as two misting and First Aid tents. Licensed food trucks and other vendors will be available through the City’s Parks and Recreation concession agreement.
The roads outlined in red on the map will be closed from 9PM on Saturday, July 23, through 9PM on Friday, July 29. Pattison Avenue will be closed to the public from 20th to 7th Street. Broad Street from Packer to Terminal will be closed to vehicular traffic with the exception of authorized vehicles. The sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians to allow access to FDR Park. The SEPTA Broad Street Line (BSL) station at Pattison will remain open.
Billy Taylor has applied for and been granted a permit for Zones #1, 2, 3 & 4 for July 24 through July 28. Zones #5 & 6 have not yet been permitted though applications have been submitted. Permits are issued on a first come first serve basis.