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

Florence Weisz

My primary medium is paper collage. I have explored many subjects over the years creating my own distinctive materials and…

My primary medium is paper collage. I have explored many subjects over the years creating my own distinctive materials and searching for innovative ways to express each visual theme. …

My primary medium is paper collage. I have explored many subjects over the years creating my own distinctive materials and searching for innovative ways to express each visual theme. …

Sharon Egan

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate…

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate domestic spaces. …

Sharon Egan envisions her works as portable, personal devotional objects, her paintings are private delights for intimate domestic spaces. …

Karen Freedman

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability…

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception.…

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception.…

Adam Erlbaum

Whether memoir and short story writing, or figurative and abstract painting, Adam Erlbaum's creative practice remains…

Whether memoir and short story writing, or figurative and abstract painting, Adam Erlbaum's creative practice remains a constant during these changes of place. His internal explorations continually…

Whether memoir and short story writing, or figurative and abstract painting, Adam Erlbaum's creative practice remains a constant during these changes of place. His internal explorations continually led back to abstract…

Melinda Steffy

Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring…

Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring ideas of translation, information and data, and how music weaves throughout human…

Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring ideas of translation, information and data, and how music weaves throughout human experience. Melinda…

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