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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!

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.

When is The Oval+ open to the public?

During the summer season (July 19 - August 18) The Oval+ is open Wednesday - Sunday from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM View the Calendar.

What are the hours for The Oval+?

The hours are 5pm-11pm Wednesday through Friday and 11am-11pm Saturday and Sunday during the summer season which is from July 19 to August 18.

What are the beer garden hours at The Oval+?

The beer garden at The Oval+ is open Wednesday through Fridays, 5pm-11pm; Saturday and Sundays, 2pm-11pm. Sign up here to receive your digital entry card to 2019 The Oval+ beer garden. You will need to present the digital card upon entry with valid ID.

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

Are the benches in the beer garden for sale?

Yes! The Oval+ benches are for sale for $1,000 each here. Proceeds from the sales will go to support the PowerPHL Corps program, as well as The Oval+ and future milling in Fairmount Park. For the 2018 season of The Oval+, PowerCorpsPHL fabricated 20 new benches for the beer garden in collaboration with the Philadelphia Prison's carpentry program, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. The benches are made from lumber that was salvaged from Fairmount Park forests and milled at the Fairmount Park Organic Recycling Center. The bases of the benches were assembled by the Philadelphia Prison's carpentry program, while PowerCorpsPHL members cut, sanded, and sealed the seats, a process that served as a training opportunity for members to learn how to operate planers, belt sanders, palm sanders, electric chainsaw, and more skilled trades.

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.

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.

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.

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

We have a brand new water fountain that includes a bottle filler, a fountain feature to drink from, and a space for dogs to drink as well. Cheers!

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

Why isn't The Oval+ summer season longer?

We've had a lot of feedback over the years that our season is too short! The reason we only have a few weeks to bring The Oval+ to life is because this summer pop-up is sandwiched between Welcome America and Made in America- plus we need some time to set up and break down. Feel free to express your ideas about making the Benjamin Franklin Parkway better through this online form.

How can I submit my ideas to make the Oval or the Benjamin Franklin Parkway better?

Please use our online form to submit your ideas for #WhatsYourParkway.


Please call Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s Special Events office at 215-685-0060.


  • The Oval
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
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  • Visit Philadelphia
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About The Oval

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

the new shape of fun.

Please call Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Special Events office at 215-685-0060.


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