Love it or hate it, one of Philadelphia's most famed parks celebrated its grand re-opening Wednesday.
Mayor Kenney, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, and others marked LOVE Park's return with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that also featured food, music, and more. Renovations to flatten the park — once known as a skateboarding hub — as well as add green space and a new water fountain began in February 2016.
Here's a look at the new park and scenes from Wednesday's reopening:
The conical fountain was turned on in LOVE Park as part of the dedication ceremony.
The festivities continued into the evening with a fund-raising event featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff hosted by Friends of LOVE Park.
"The new LOVE Park is a sanded-down version of the old LOVE Park, its rough edges removed and reduced to a generic, two-dimensional drawing," Saffron wrote in April.
Social media users have also voiced complaints about the redesigned park.