PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The City’s Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled a new, free, open air event space that they are encouraging folks to visit over the next 5 weeks.
The Oval kicks off its 4th year of programs here at the base of the Philadelphia museum of Art. Katherine Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation says they have a lot to offer this year.READ MORE: Wind Advisory In Effect For Philadelphia Region As Gusty Winds Expected To Be Weather Threat Following Rain, Snow
“We have free programming every hour. There’s going to be live music, there’s going to be DJed music, dance parties, fitness classes,” she said. “We have two sandboxes, we have ping-pong, we have corn hole; there’s a beer garden! We’ll have mini golf again — free!”
Muralist Brad Carney designed the space here at The Oval this year, and he says the painting is called, “Rhythm and Hues.”
Carney says a lot goes into designing the Oval.READ MORE: Philadelphia Animal Shelters, At Or Near Capacity, Hope Betty White Challenge Leads To Forever Homes
“We started on Friday morning and we just ended so one week.”
Lovell says programming open spaces has benefits.
“Active parks are healthy parks and safe parks.”MLK DAY: Events, Days Of Service In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr.
For a full schedule of events log on to: theovalphl.org