The Oval XP is a seasonal pop-up outdoor public space that transforms Eakins Oval into a vibrant public space devoted to free programming, immersive festival-like experiences and unique installations fit for all ages. The Oval XP is open Wednesdays-Sundays from June 17, 2022 – August 21, 2022. The Oval XP will also be open on Monday, June 20 in honor of the official City holiday of Juneteenth.
Located within walking distance from the Parkway’s cultural attractions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation and The Franklin Institute, the space becomes a pedestrian-friendly urban oasis, inviting visitors to enjoy games, public art, live music, wellness classes and more five days a week!
The Oval XP is home to Philadelphia’s largest beer garden, the world’s largest mobile Ferris wheel, a Summer Sound Stage, three (3) of the city’s first immersive art and musicomes, a Carousel and more.
For those looking for family-friendly programming, The Imagination Space at The Oval XP offers free immersive installations and amenities designed to engage kids ages 12 and under. In The Imagination Space, enjoy nine-hole miniature golf course, imagination playground blocks and builder kits, and interactive gaming activities – like ping-pong, Connect Four and Legos, plus borrow books and instruments from the outdoor reading and music carts. The Imagination Space will also offer a variety of free events ranging from storybook readings, arts and crafts, music lessons, children-friendly performances and more. Next to The Imagination Space, guests can ride The Oval XP’s signature Carousel.
“Spending time at the Oval is quickly becoming a must-do summer ritual for families in Logan Square and across Philadelphia,” said Dennis Boylan, President, Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA). “We are excited to welcome The Oval XP back to the Parkway for a safe and successful summer 2022 season!”
For more information about The Oval XP and its programming activities and events, follow on social media at @theovalphl (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
You can read the full press release here.