Kid Friendly Philadelphia: GRADUATE HOSPITAL

Posted on: September 23, 2013

Graduate Hospital— “Though the large medical institution that gave this south-of-Center City swath its name is no longer in operation, Graduate Hospital — or “G-Ho,” to fans of brevity — has solidified a reputation independent of its common moniker. South Street West is the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare; it’s clean, well-lit and extremely pedestrian-friendly thanks to a vibrant entrepreneurial energy coming from the neighborhood’s restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and more. Characterized by a mix of single-family homes new and old and thriving places of worship, it’s a remarkably kid-friendly place.” (Source: Visit Philly)

Parks/Playgrounds:

Julian Abele Park: 22nd and Montrose Sts.

Marian Anderson Park: 17th and Catherine Sts.

Catherine Park: 2200 Catherine Street.

Uncle David’s Playground: 15th and Catherine Sts.

Swimming:

Graduate Hospital YMCA: Swim Lessons (1724 Christian Street)

Marian Anderson Pool: Largest Lap Public Pool in The City (740 S 17th St)

Camp:

Philadelphia Summer Camps: A blog dedicated to Philadelphia area summer camp programs.

Attractions/ Things To Do:

Daddis Martial Arts: Classes and Gallery. (1719 Washington Ave)

Philly Dance Fitness: Kids Ballet and Family Classes Available. (1624 South St.)

Kid Friendly Restaurants:

Ants Pants Cafe: Australian inspired but most definitely a neighborhood spot, Ants Pants Cafe tries to blend fresh and healthy with cozy and tasty. Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Coffee, Dinners.

Breezy’s Cafe: Looking for a delicious sandwich? Then stop in to Breezy’s Cafe and enjoy one of our tasty soups, salads, or sandwiches today. Breezy’s offers vegetarian, vegan and classic sandwiches using quality ingredients. We strive to use organic and all-natural items in everything we make.

Jamaican Jerk Hut: The Jamaican heritage is traced back to several distinct and varied cultures, in turn, this is reflected in our cuisine. Our native island fruits and vegetables are skillfully fused with the flavors of Africa, England, China and the East Indies, to name a few. Peppers and tomatoes from the New World, curries from the East Indies, ground provisions and stews from Africa and herbs from Europe. The result of these combinations is truly a treat for all your senses!

The Igloo: Frozen Yogurt

Philly Cupcake: Chocolate and Cakes

Festivals:

Odunde Street Festival: The annual Odunde Street Festival, held every second Sunday in June, brings a genuine taste of Africa to South Street and one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African-American neighborhoods. (June)

More Info:

SOSNA: South of South Neighborhood Association