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The Oval+ is created by a partnership of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy. We partner with a variety of diverse arts and cultural organizations, vendors, and like-minded companies to provide visitors with enriching experiences.

These organizations include:

Port Urbanism
The Heads of State
The Barnes Foundation
Silent Philly
Free Library of Philadelphia
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Fleisher Art Memorial
Philly Art Center
The Clay Studio
All Around This World Music
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
Soccer Shots
Philadelphia Freedoms
Johnny Goodtimes
Philly Hoop Starz
The Franklin Institute
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
Philadelphia Sports Network
Major League Bocce Philly
Free Fitness Philly
Trocadero Theater
Yoga Habit
Philly Dance Fitness

Blue Cross Broad Street Run
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF)

We are always looking for more partners. If you are interested in partnering for an event, a series, or if you have any ideas – please fill out the form below!

Fairmount Park Conservancy

Fairmount Park Conservancy

The Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion the Fairmount Park system. Its mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and
support efforts that preserve and improve Fairmount Park to enhance the quality of life and stimulate the economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. The Fairmount Park Conservancy fulfills its mission by leading signature capital projects and innovative programs throughout Fairmount Park; by developing and leveraging resources for the park; and by promoting the parks’ unique assets and contributions. The Fairmount Park system covers more than 10,200 acres and includes a network of more than 100 neighborhood parks and contains some of the region’s most famous treasures and attractions.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

We help people grow, that’s what we do. Through the stewardship of our natural and cultural resources, the structured activities at our bustling recreation centers and the preservation of our City’s rich history, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation connects people to new pathways in life.

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative.

  • The Oval
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department
Presented By:
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
  • Knight Foundation
  • Visit Philadelphia
  • Inspire
  • diadora

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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