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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

Free Visiting Hours

Tuesday through Friday

Saturday and Sunday

Smith Playground & Playhouse will close at 12pm on Friday, August 19 to prepare for Kidchella.

*Closed Mondays
All hours are weather permitting

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News & Events

Kidchella 2022

Smith’s Kidchella Music Festival is BACK with 6 nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists and other festivities on the 6 1/2 acre Playground! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this unique live music experience at Smith. Current Smith members and ACCESS cardholders may email for a discount code to receive half-price admission per person. Kidchella Music Festival 2022 is made possible by presenting sponsor Bimbo Bakeries USA, and Warner Bros. DC League of Super Pets. BUY KIDCHELLA TICKETS…

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Slide-A-Thon at Smith Memorial Playground

Join us for the Third Annual Saturday, October 8, 2022  Kids Division Team Division (adults/kids) Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Drive Philadelphia, PA 19121 Children ages 4-12 and adults of all ages are invited to enter the Slide-A-Thon fundraiser at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. We welcome participation in Slide-A-Thon through event sponsorship, a kids’ division with timed slides and relay races, and a competitive team competition for adults and/or kids. Teams of up to…

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