Visit

Kaskey Park is free and open to the public.
All year round, from dawn to dusk.

Getting here:

Our address is 433 S. University Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Kaskey Park is nestled between buildings on the southwestern edge of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Goddard and Richards Laboratories are to the north, Leidy Laboratories, the Levin Building and Lynch Laboratories on the west and Anatomy Chemistry Building on the east.

Public Transit: Buses 30, 42 and Lucy routes to University Ave. & Veterans Hospital; bus 40 to Spruce & 38th St; or trolleys 11, 13, 34, and 36 to 37th St.

Bicycle: Racks are located on University Avenue between the Levin Building and Leidy Laboratories and also at the west end of Hamilton Walk

Automobile: Parking is available for a fee nearby at UPenn’s Civic Center Boulevard garage 3600 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Park Etiquette & Rules

Please help us maintain the park and preserve it for the enjoyment of all by abiding by the following rules:

Please do… 
  • Be courteous to all.
  • Stay on pathways and grass.
  • Leave flowers, plants, seeds, and fruit for all to enjoy.
  • Throw away trash, do not litter. 
  • Walk bikes, scooters, and other means of transport through the park.
  • Keep pets on leash and clean up after them.
  • Picnic on the lawns and at tables. Groups should consider reserving the Picnic Area via our website. https://kaskeypark.bio.upenn.edu/garden-rental/ 
  • Adhere to all University of Pennsylvania campus rules. 
Please do not… 
  • Walk in or cut through the garden beds.
  • Weed or pull up plants, there is staff which maintains the park.
  • Graffiti or otherwise damage the park or it’s property.
  • Use trees to lock up or support bicycles and strollers. Bike racks are located north of Leidy Labs, west of Levin Building, and east of Goddard Laboratories.
  • Set up slacklines or hammocks, which can damage trees.
  • Use tobacco products, the University of Pennsylvania is a tobacco-free campus. https://www.hr.upenn.edu/policies-and-procedures/policy-manual/other-policies/tobacco-free-campus 
For your safety…
  • Do not walk over ropes, chains, fences, or other barriers.
  • Do not enter the pond or climb on the waterfall.
  • Do not climb trees.
  • Do not feed or attempt to pet wildlife including fish, turtles, ducks, frogs, and squirrels.
  • Supervise children at all times.