Franklin Square to reopen July 6 with new safety measures

New upgrade for Franklin Square Fountain has been unveiled.
Photo credit Courtesy of Jeff Fusco
By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Franklin Square is set to reopen Monday after being forced to close for months due to the pandemic. New safety guidelines will be in place to protect the health of guests.

"We think it's so important to have a healthy, friendly option for people to experience and we're really excited," Amy Needle, president and CEO of Historic Philadelphia.

Needle said the opening of Franklin Square on July 6 is just what the public needs. After being forced to close due to the pandemic, the favorites are back, as well as some new attractions.

"The beloved Philadelphia Parx Liberty Carousel, Philly mini golf, Square Burger, as well the brand new fountain show," she listed.

Health is a priority as well with new exercise activities for adults and kids. "We've all been locked up for so long," Needle said.

Most important, however, are the new safety measures being taken, beginning with the contactless ticketing system. "You can get your tickets online and you will not have to have any contact with staff," Needle explained.

Also being initiated, Needle said, are health screenings for all employees. She added, "We have signage created that reminds people to wear their masks, sanitize their hands, stay home if they aren't feeling well."

In addition, every ride and feature will be cleaned, and hand sanitizer stations will be available, along with social distancing reminders everywhere.

"Bring your masks, bring your family and have a wonderful time in Franklin Square," Needle encouraged.