Philadelphia, PA - The city of Philadelphia attempted to sell engraved keepsake blocks from the stone taken from the original Love Park, but were surprised to learn they didn’t have the right to sell them. Just 250 bricks were made for this pilot launch and they will retail for $50 each. Proceeds will directly benefit Philadelphia parks and programs.
A city’s parks representative said officials “incorrectly assumed” that they had permission to use the iconic symbol, by artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture.
“We’re very hopeful we will get permission,” added spokeswoman Jennifer Crandall.
Proceeds from the original Love Park granite keepsakes will directly benefit maintenance of existing city skate-parks as well as future construction, and maintenance and programming of the new Love Park in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy. The City of Philadelphia and Fairmount Park Conservancy will host a grand re-opening celebration for the new Love Park in spring 2018.