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Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, located in East Fairmount Park, has been a treasured destination for over 100 years. Smith strives to be Philadelphia’s foremost resource for play by providing opportunities for unstructured creative play for children 10 and younger. Read More

Current Hours

Fri 9/24 Early Closing: Visit 10am-4pm

Free Visiting Hours*

Tuesday through Friday

Saturday and Sunday

*Closed Mondays
All hours are weather permitting

No pets permitted on the Playground except service animals

Playhouse closed for renovations until Fall 2021 (Date TBA)

Playground will close at 4pm today (9/24) for a private event



News & Events

Upcoming Events

Autism Play Date Sunday, August 29 from 2pm-5pm Councilmember Derek Green presents his annual Autism Play Date at Smith Memorial Playground. This is a FREE, fun-filled afternoon for youth (grade school to high school age) and their families to enjoy fun on the Playground, sensory friendly activities, food, and information about autism resources. *This event is currently at capacity* Street Movies! and Back Pack Give Away Friday, September 3 from 7pm-8:30pm Start the school year off…

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Smith Urban Nature Preschool Opens this Fall!

With the recent completion of renovations to our historic Playhouse, Smith is excited to announce the opening of Smith Urban Nature Preschool! SMITH URBAN NATURE PRESCHOOL (SUN) Smith’s new Urban Nature Preschool on the lower level of the Playhouse will: serve children age 3-5 and operate full-day (including before and after care) have a curriculum centered around exploration of the natural environment include two naturally lit classrooms, emphasizing physical connections to the outdoors, as well as outdoor…

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