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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) became The Oval+, a summer pop-up park with community programming, events and activities in 2013. The Oval+ is closed for the season. Please check back soon for updates on 2018!

Rendering of The Oval+ by PORT Urbanism

Upcoming Events

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The ribbon cutting for The Oval+ FREE DJ Dance Parties on Thursdays! Food & Flicks Fridays at The Oval Weekly family dance parties on Sundays! Beer garden at The Oval Food trucks abound at The Oval! Yoga classes at The Oval 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+ is a 1 mile walk (approximately 20 minutes) from 30th Street Station and Suburban Station - both are accessible via Regional Rail and the Market-Frankford line. Visit SEPTA

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 Lyft 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

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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