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We Can't Wait! Eakins Oval Becomes the First "Park on the Parkway" July 17th

Food trucks, free live movie nights, fitness classes and more will keep the Oval buzzing with activity!

You guys know GroundSwell loves a good park! So we're super excited that Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy are teaming up to transform Eakins Oval into the coolest park on the Parkway all summer long.

It's the total opposite of paving paradise to put up a parking lot—the lot that normally occupies The Oval is getting made over into what sounds like will be one of the liveliest community hangout spots in the city. From July 17th through August 18th, the Oval will be open Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-9pm, and play host to all the outdoor fun, food and fitness you can handle.

And you've got to love the planned themes for each day:

  •     Tuesdays: Wellness
  •     Wednesdays: Arts & Culture
  •     Thursdays: Environment
  •     Fridays: Food & Flicks
  •     Saturdays: Live Music Series
  •     Sundays: Family Fun Day

For more information on what's going on this summer at The Oval (including a daily food truck schedule! Yum!) visit the Parks & Rec website.  They also have travel directions, if you've never been and need help getting there.

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