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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) is The Oval, a park with community programming, events and activities.

Summer Kaleidoscope" (2015) by artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn, commissioned by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Photo by Albert Yee.

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Christmas in July

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Storytelling

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Join us some wonderful stories during storytime with the Free Library.

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Claymation Class presented by the Clay Studio

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Find out how Claymation movies are made and participate in creating a short stop-motion animation with The Clay…

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Food trucks abound at The Oval! Kathryn Ott Lovell, the Fairmount Park Conservancy's Executive Director speaks The Oval's opening press conference ribbon cutting Bubbles! Just doing the Whip dance! The 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, 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 Uber 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
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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.

Have Questions? Call (215) 422-4169 or email Erin Nardini for more information

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