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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

Party in the Playground 2023

Party in the Playground is back for its 15th year! Celebrate with us on Saturday, May 20, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Purchase a sponsorship or tickets today. Benefits of sponsorship include promotional recognition on-site as well as through our social media channels, e-newsletters, and website, which reach over 25,000 followers, 15,000 subscribers, and 11,000 monthly website viewers. Party in the Playground also draws significant media coverage from print, online, and broadcast outlets. We are grateful for our…

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Spring happenings at Smith

Play-A-Palooza Smith will celebrate its annual Play-A-Palooza event on Saturday, March 25, from 12-4 pm. Families will experience science and art activities, bookmobile, event games, nature play, live performances, food trucks, and more. Admission to Play-A-Palooza is $10 per child or free for Smith members, and access card holders Purchase advance tickets and memberships here: Click the link to purchase! Playground Spring and Summer Kickoff Begins, March 26 Playground season is around the corner! Beginning…

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