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The New Shape of fun

The eight acres of public space located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway known as Philadelphia’s own “Avenue des Champs-Élysées,” Eakins Oval (2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) is The Oval, a park with community programming, events and activities.

"Rhythm & Hues" (rendering) by artist Brad Carney

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Upcoming Events

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July
31

Philly Hoop Starz

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Come join Jennifer Alvarez aka J-Hoop and The Philly Hoopstarz for hooping at the Oval! Jennifer and her…

July
31

All Around This World Music Class

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Join All Around This World’s Emily Bate for two hours of world music fun! This strolling music class…

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Beer garden at The Oval Food trucks abound at The Oval! Yoga classes at The Oval Bubbles! Dancing at The Oval Don't delay, visit The Oval today! You can play connect four at The Oval!

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Getting Here

The Oval, at Eakins Oval, is at the center of the Ben Franklin Parkway. 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130. There are crosswalks leading from the sidewalks of the Parkway, straight to the park. Please follow traffic signals.

We recommend locking your bike to the barricades by the beer garden. Other bike racks are also on site. You can also Ride Indego using one of these nearby stations: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute, Rodin Museum and 23rd & Fairmount.

The Oval, at Eakins Oval, is at the center of the Ben Franklin Parkway. 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130. SEPTA bus routes that service the area include 7, 32, 38, 43 and 48. The Phlash is also a great way to go, with stop number 13 is Eakins Oval.

The Oval, at Eakins Oval, is at the center of the Ben Franklin Parkway. 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130. Arrive via Taxi.

Download the Uber app and arrive in style! The Oval, at Eakins Oval, is at the center of the Ben Franklin Parkway. 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130.

  • The Oval
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
Presented By:
PNC
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
  • Warby Parker
  • Park Towne Place
  • Greater Media

About The Oval

The Oval is an initiative of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

the new shape of fun.

Have Questions? Call (215) 607-3477 or email Erin Nardini for more information

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