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

Polly Bech
Polly Bech
Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.
Michele Tremblay
Michele Tremblay

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia for the past as much as they look to the future. Fascinated by the way pieces of technology, culture, and design reveal their age, Scott aims to make works that cannot be pinned to a specific era.  By utilizing new and reclaimed wood, metal, plastics and other materials, Scott's mixed media sculptural work defies normal classification.
Scott Troxel
Scott Troxel

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia for the past…

Carol Taylor-Kearney is an artist, arts educator, and curator.
Carol Taylor-Kearney (Curatorial)
Carol Taylor-Kearney (Curatorial)

Carol Taylor-Kearney is an artist, arts educator, and curator. …

Carol Taylor-Kearney is an artist, arts educator, and curator. …

Carol Taylor-Kearney is an artist, arts educator, and curator. …

Catherine Passante
Catherine Passante
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