Deets: For four weeks this summer, from July 19 to August 18, The Oval+ presented by PNC Bank will return to Eakins Oval and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, bringing more fun for all ages than ever before. A partnership of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, The Oval+ will expand with more installations and programming down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with an initiative that began in 2018, in addition to creating the pop-up park on the Parkway in Eakins Oval.
Three new features will help to “Double the Fun on the Parkway” and encourage visitors to spend more time playing, creating, and hanging out both at Eakins Oval and along the Parkway:
A block with the theme “MAKE,” located in front of the Barnes Foundation, featuring outdoor reading and music rooms as well as a shipping container transformed into a public space for art + design.
A “HEAR” block, in front of the Rodin Museum, featuring an array of art installations, stadium seating, and a retrofitted double-decker bus that will function as a music venue and snack stand.
A block for “PLAY,” located in front of Von Colln Park, featuring a pop-up basketball court, tether ball, badminton, ping-pong tables, and bleachers.
Hint for the Average Socialite: Event is free and open to the public!