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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 Sunday
10am-4pm (Playground)
10am-5pm (Playhouse)

*Closed Mondays
All hours are weather permitting

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News & Events

Celebrate Black History Month at Smith

Smith’s Leaders and Legends Black History Month exhibit is back for its third year. On Saturday, February 4 at 12pm, join us for our Opening Day Hooray. We’ll be joined by Mayor Jim Kenney, elected officials, and some of the honorees as we celebrate the trailblazing accomplishments of some of our city’s most influential Black leaders. The exhibit will be open for outdoor viewing all month long.  

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Play it Forward: Give the Gift of Play

Dear Smith Friends, Essential. Accessible. Intergenerational. As I’ve tried to characterize our work over the past year, I keep coming back to these three words. Here’s why. At Smith, we witness the benefits of play everyday. We see complex negotiations at the Giant Wooden Slide as kids decide who will sail down first. We see confidence and self-esteem built in real time when a child finally scales to the top of the Apollo Spinner. And, we…

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