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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.

"Magic Carpet" (2014) by artist Candy Coated, commissioned by the Association for Public Art. Photo Constance Mensh, courtesy Association for Public Art.

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Ping pong tables await! Just stop by The Oval tent to borrow paddles.
Ping pong tables await! Just stop by The Oval tent to borrow paddles. Penny Bach from the Association for Public Art and Candy Coated, the artist behind the Magic Carpet. The Oval's opening press conference.

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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.

The Oval, at Eakins Oval, is at the center of the Ben Franklin Parkway. 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130. We recommend locking your bike to the barricades by the beer garden. Other bike racks are also on site.

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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PNC
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
  • Greater Media
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • BMW of the Main Line
  • Godshall's
  • Commonwealth Connections

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 Colleen Campbell for more information

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