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What is there to do at The Oval?

A better question would be, what isn’t there to do at The Oval? With food trucks, games, movie nights, mini-golf, a beer garden, and a variety of programs, you’ll have to visit the calendar to find out what exactly is happening on any given day!

When is The Oval open to the public?

During the summer season (July 15 - August 23) The Oval is open Wednesday - Friday from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM. The beer garden is open from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday - Friday and from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Saturday. The beer garden is closed on Sunday. View the Calendar.

How much do events at The Oval cost?

The Oval is FREE to attend and all of the programming at The Oval is free to the public. Of course, you must pay for food and drinks that you purchase. There may be a few special events that require pre-registration and/or a fee.

What is the best way to get to The Oval?

The best way to get to the Oval is on foot, by bicycle or by public transportation (SEPTA bus routes 2, 7, 32, 33 and 48.) Or by taking the Phlash and getting to Stop 13. The Oval's address is 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130. There is no parking at The Oval. The nearest parking is paid street parking along the Ben Franklin Parkway.

Can I bring my pet to The Oval?

Well behaved pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are welcome at The Oval and inside the beer garden.

Are children allowed inside the beer garden?

You must be 21 or over and show valid ID in order to be served. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian inside the beer garden.

Is the beer garden at The Oval cash only?

The beer garden at The Oval accepts all major credit cards using a Square reader. You may need cash for the food trucks, though. The nearest ATM to The Oval is at the Wawa at 21st and Hamilton - exact address is 2040 Hamilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Where is the closest ATM to The Oval?

The nearest ATM to The Oval is at the Wawa at 21st and Hamilton - exact address is 2040 Hamilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Is there a water fountain at The Oval or some place to fill up my water bottle?

The water fountain closest to The Oval is at the base of Von Colln field which is to the southeast of The Oval at the intersection of Art Museum Drive and the Ben Franklin Parkway. For the exact location visit: Google Maps.


Call (215) 422-4169 or email
Erin Nardini for more information.


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

About The Oval

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

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


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