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Penn Park Groundbreaking: November 6
November 3, 2009, Volume 56, No. 10

Penn Park

The Penn community is invited to “experience the Penn Connects story as it unfolds.” A ceremonial groundbreaking will be held at Penn Park on Friday, November 6, 1-2 p.m. The event tent will be located east of Levy Tennis Pavilion, at the west gate to the Penn Park site (where the star is located on the map). Penn Park is a 24-acre site on the eastern edge of the campus, offering beautiful views of the Center City skyline located along the Schuylkill River between Walnut and South Street. The Park will expand Penn’s athletic and recreation facilities within a broader public open space. The primary facilities will include: multi-purpose artificial fields (one enclosed by a seasonal air structure), outdoor tennis courts, and associated program elements consisting of restrooms, spectator seating and parking. The landscape architect is Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. It is expected to be completed by summer 2011. For more information on the Penn Connects campus development plan, visit www.pennconnects.upenn.edu.

Almanac - November 3, 2009, Volume 56, No. 10