Edward W. Kane Park

Edward W. Kane Park

Location:
Triangle bounded by 33rd Street, 34th Street, and Spruce Street

Phase:
Completed

Planning Strategy:
Edward W. Kane Park, located in front of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) at 33rd and Spruce Streets, opened to pedestrian traffic in early December 2012. The project, supported by a gift from Edward W. Kane, C '71, turned what was formerly an asphalt parking lot into a public green space for the enjoyment by Penn community members and campus visitors. The park features benches, lighting, seasonal plantings, street trees, decorative paving, and a lawn area. The establishment of this space also transforms the parking spaces at the southwest corner of Franklin Field into a new fresh air food plaza for street vendors, complete with electrical infrastructure and landscaping.

Program:
Conversion of a surface parking lot into a public green space offering an urban setting to sit, eat, and retreat from the hospital and academic surroundings.

Total Project Cost:
$2.5 million

Area:
0.5 acre

Completion:
Fall 2013

Landscape Architect(s):
Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects