Philadelphia County

James G. Kaskey Memorial Park


Est. 1894
The James G. Kaskey Memorial Park is the site of the original botanic garden for the University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1894. Today, overseen by the biology department, it is cherished by the whole community as a space of learning and relaxation.

Must-See Features

The BioPond—a water feature originally hand dug in 1894!

Passport Fulfillment

Write down the species of bird pictured on the bench on the northeast side of the pond.


433 S University Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Free and open to the public, no tickets required.


Open for the Season.

Check garden’s website for current daily hours and admission fees prior to visiting.