Counting the Days

Author: Kelly Porter O’Connor

Just this past week, I toured the 24 acre plot of land, soon to be Penn Park.  All I have to say is WOW!  I had viewed renderings and photos online, passed by the site while crossing the Walnut Street bridge, noted progress while sitting in traffic on the Schuylkill; but it wasn’t until I donned a hard hat and walked among the bulldozers and backhoes that I was able to realize the incredible scale of Penn Park.  Just imagine eight College Greens lined up in one area.  There are three large multi-purpose fields, including a softball stadium with built in seating for 200 fans, 12 tennis courts, and open fields throughout the park.

In addition to all these beautiful new green spaces coming to campus, there is a stunning skyline of Philadelphia that can only be viewed from the vantage point of Penn Park.  Soon to be an amazing addition to the University of Pennsylvania campus and the Philadelphia community!  I can’t wait to begin planning events there…

My colleague in event planning, ready to take on the park

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One response to “Counting the Days

  1. C. Ryan

    I can’t wait to see the event that you will plan there. Also, I think that’s a great background for a game.

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