Meet “The Oval,” Philly’s Newest Urban Park

“We want Ben Franklin Parkway to be a neighborhood park for all Philadelphians that is wonderfully designed, connected to the community, offers a wide array of activities and amenities, and features park spaces that people can easily access.” - Mayor Michael Nutter  

Rendering of new park at Eakins OvalPhilly Parks & Rec has partnered with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the William Penn Foundation to redesign and repurpose Eakin’s Oval. Located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- Philadelphia’s “Avenue des Champs-Élysées -- Eakins Oval will be transformed from a surface parking lot into “The Oval,” a hip urban oasis full of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

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