has five planned public parks, one at the intersection of High
and Broad Streets in the very center of the city, now occupied
by City Hall, and four others surrounding it now called Washington
Square, Rittenhouse Square, Logan Square and Franklin Square.
Fairmount Park is one of the largest municipal public parks
in the world, at over 9,100 acres. All 65 city parks are considered
part of Fairmount Park and overseen by the Fairmount Park Commission,
but the park proper, which runs north/south through the city
occupies half of the area on both banks of the Schuylkill River
and Wissahickon Creek.