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August 8, 2017

The Oval+ is Open for Business
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A new outdoor oasis is now open in Center City.

The Oval+ opened its (figurative) doors last month and will provide eight acres of fun, food and festivities through Aug. 20, all just three blocks from your Dalian on the Park apartment.

Known as the “Park on the Parkway,” the space is now in its fifth year, which organizers are billing as its biggest and best yet — and which led them to add the + at the end of the location’s name for the first time. The Oval+ fuses art gallery, beer garden, playground and food court for an exciting use of one of the city’s most picturesque areas, Eakins Oval.

With the backdrop of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on one end and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the other, The Oval+ is a popular spot to people-watch and sightsee simultaneously. Art lovers can enjoy the three large Philly-centric installations, which include a ground mural covering the entire expanse of the pop-up park. The art on display is illuminated at night, making for an even more engaging experience.

The Oval+ is open Wednesdays through Sundays, with different activities scheduled each day of the week. Get moving with yoga or kickboxing on Wellness Wednesdays or take hip-hop and other dance classes on Arts & Culture Thursdays. On Fridays, dive into local foods and see free movies with Food & Flicks Fridays, or round up a team and participate in Quizzo and other matchups on Game Day Saturdays. Sundays is all about Family Family with kids’ dance parties and other events.

All week, guests will have access to a beer garden that serves up drinks from local breweries, wineries and distilleries, as well as food from local restaurants. Kids and adults alike can relax on the green spaces for a picnic, play miniature golf or cornhole and even try their hand at a game of life-size chess or Checkers.

If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy Philly’s outdoor spaces or a different spot to enjoy a brew and a view, The Oval+ will have you covered.


The Oval+

2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Philadelphia, PA


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