Oval+ = More Play on the Parkway this Summer.

The people spoke, and Philadelphia responded.  Locals asked for more family-friendly activity space and safer solutions to crossing the hectic traffic surrounding the Ben Franklin Parkway.

Introducing: Oval+

Photo via City Wide

Fairmount Park Conservancy partnered with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to design a colorful installation/pop-up park that extends the Eakins Oval throughout the parkway.  

There’s a sandbox, games (giant chess, anyone?), music, and ‘lots of space to hang out and soak up summer vibes. 

 

Ribbon Pavillion. Photo via City Wide

Giant Sandbox. Photo via City Wide

Walkers and cyclists can rest easy knowing there’s more space for them now, too, with newly implemented traffic patterns.

Photo via City Wide

Enjoy while it lasts!  The Oval+ will come down August 20th, 2018 (until next summer!).  
And while you’re in the area, walk over to Parke Towne to check out Light & Language

Arlene Solomon is a collage and mixed media artist who has been studying art for 15 years. Her collages have a definite sense of playfulness and nostalgia.
Arlene Solomon
Arlene Solomon

Arlene Solomon is a collage and mixed media artist who has been studying art for 15 years. Her collages have a definite sense…

Arlene Solomon is a collage and mixed media artist who has been studying art for 15 years. Her collages have a definite sense of playfulness and nostalgia.…

Arlene Solomon is a collage and mixed media artist who has been studying art for 15 years. Her collages have a definite sense of playfulness and nostalgia.…

Liz Goldberg is trained in painting and graphics with an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA with honors from York University. She is currently on the art faculty of Pratt in New York City and Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Liz Goldberg
Liz Goldberg

Liz Goldberg is trained in painting and graphics with an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA with honors from York University.…

Liz Goldberg is trained in painting and graphics with an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA with honors from York University. She is currently on the art faculty of Pratt in New York City and Drexel University…

Liz Goldberg is trained in painting and graphics with an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA with honors from York University. She is currently on the art faculty of Pratt in New York City and Drexel University in Philadelphia.…

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member
Sarah A. Myers
Sarah A. Myers

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member…

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member…

Sarah A. Myers is an InLiquid artist member…

Paula Lachman
Paula Lachman
Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.
Rachel Bomze
Rachel Bomze

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

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