Beginning Thursday, Oct. 10th through Sunday October 13th, The Oval (on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway) will be activated with programming, events and activities for all ages during a final pop-up weekend. It will be transformed into a fall wonderland and each day will offer fall-themed community programming perfect for families including:
* pumpkin painting
* a petting zoo
* Philadelphia’s Open Air Market (PHAIR)
* workshops by the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Film Festival
* food trucks with fall treats
* a Halloween costume contest!! (with prizes)
* interactive game and giveaways
* and much more!
About The Oval:Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, revealed the City of Philadelphia’s new “Park on the Parkway” in July 2013. The eight acres of public space located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway known as Philadelphia’s own “Avenue des Champs-Élysées,” Eakins Oval (2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) became The Oval, a park with community programming, events and activities. Designed to promote the Parkway as a neighborhood park for all Philadelphians, The Oval offers a wide array of activities and amenities, and features park spaces that all ages can easily access and enjoy. This fall, programming will continues with two pop-up themed weekends in September and October.
If you go:
The Oval is located on the Ben Franklin Parkway near the Art Museum.