Philadelphia & Community
A groundbreaking at the University of Pennsylvania for its 24-acre, $46 million Penn Park that features pedestrian walks, three athletic fields and a 12-court outdoor tennis facility and will bring 20 percent more open space to the campus.
The park is made up of 14 acres of land Penn purchased from the U.S. Postal Service in 2007 as well as 10 acres the University already owned around South Street.
University of Pennsylvania Moves Forward With 24-Acre Penn Park; Groundbreaking Scheduled for Nov. 6
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will officially break ground at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, for its 24-acre Penn Park, a $46 million project at the eastern edge of campus that features open space, athletic fields and tennis courts.
The parcel, located south of Walnut Street, with Amtrak rail lines to the east and the SEPTA rail corridor to the west, is 14 acres of land Penn purchased from the U.S. Postal Service in 2007 as well as 10 acres the University already owned below South Street.