Join me for an afternoon at The Oval, a fun pop-up park in Philly!
At what is known as Eakins Oval, it's located
in the middle the Benjamin Franklin Parkway,
smack dab in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Covering 8 acres, its asphalt surface has been splashed with color,
a design called "Summer Kaleidoscope,"
courtesy of Jessie Unterhalter, Katey Truhn
and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
The design includes giant game boards for chess and checkers,
along with room for a beanbag toss, Jenga, ping pong & Connect Four.
There's also a sandbox and a water sprinkler feature.
Plenty of picnic tables are waiting for hungry folks
to sit down and enjoy some yummy food truck fare.
A stage is set up for bands and movie nights.
There's a schedule with loads of planned activities.
You'll also see The Oval's Beer Garden,
an outdoor hangout with inviting conversation niches.
Festive string lights and stacked Japanese lanterns hang above.
This is a seasonal park, so plan to visit soon!
Music by DARK was the terrific band who entertained us that day.
Find them on Facebook.
The Pie-Stand food truck.
Here they are on Facebook.
How about a cherry cheesecake pie, please?
The pop-up plastic crate decor of the beer garden
even has lounge chairs on which to recline and relax.
Design and plantings brought to you by Gale Nurseries, Inc.