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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 (2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) is The Oval, a park with community programming, events and activities.

Swing Dance Class with Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner

Swing Dance Class with Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner

Thank you can’t dance? Everyone is invited to…

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Upcoming Events

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July
23

Food Truck Series

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Enjoy lunchtime at The Oval with a delicious treat from Undrgrnd Donuts.

July
23

Baby and Me Yoga

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Enjoy a gentle yoga class under the trees designed to relax the body, clear the mind, and bring…

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Ping pong tables await! Just stop by The Oval tent to borrow paddles.
Ping pong tables await! Just stop by The Oval tent to borrow paddles. Penny Bach from the Association for Public Art and Candy Coated, the artist behind the Magic Carpet. The Oval's opening press conference. The Beer Garden at The Oval Don't be afraid to enjoy some of the water features at The Oval! Enjoy a Brew with a View at The Oval! The OVAL staff, Christine Horn, Marc Wilken and Dominique Newton

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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.

The Oval, at Eakins Oval, is at the center of the Ben Franklin Parkway. 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130. We recommend locking your bike to the barricades by the beer garden. Other bike racks are also on site.

The Oval, at Eakins Oval, is at the center of the Ben Franklin Parkway. 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130. By public transportation, take SEPTA bus routes 2, 7, 32, 33 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.

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

  • The Oval
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
Presented By:
PNC
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
  • Greater Media
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • BMW of the Main Line
  • Godshall's
  • Commonwealth Connections

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) 422-4169 or email Colleen Campbell for more information

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