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

Susan Breitsch

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

TJ Walsh

These paintings are a result of an intimate process of creating. These works are meditative, reflective, physical, emotional…

These paintings are a result of an intimate process of creating. These works are meditative, reflective, physical, emotional and spiritual. …

These paintings are a result of an intimate process of creating. These works are meditative, reflective, physical, emotional and spiritual. …

Joe Sasarak

My work can be traced back to my own personal history and experiences, yet rather than being personal symbols, it is a product…

My work can be traced back to my own personal history and experiences, yet rather than being personal symbols, it is a product of a collective memory that I share with the viewer. …

My work can be traced back to my own personal history and experiences, yet rather than being personal symbols, it is a product of a collective memory that I share with the viewer. …

Stephen Millner

Stephen Millner artist: Stephen Millner is a mixed media artist based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelpia.…

Stephen Millner artist: Stephen Millner is a mixed media artist based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelpia. Millner is a Yale fine arts graduate, past president of Artists of Yardley,…

Stephen Millner artist: Stephen Millner is a mixed media artist based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelpia. Millner is a Yale fine arts graduate, past president of Artists of Yardley, and has worked…

Miriam Singer

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually…

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually becoming a fictional cityscape created with a playful approach.…

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually becoming a fictional cityscape created with a playful approach.…

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