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The mission of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is to provide and promote opportunities for unstructured free play for children. Read More

Current Hours

*Smith is closed on Mondays


October 1 – March 31*
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

*Slide open Friday – Sunday only. Playground access weather permitting, limited staff.


October 1 – March 31
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Sat 11/17
Open 12-4pm (Philly Marathon & street closures)

Thursday 11/22
Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri 11/23 After Turkey Play Day
Open 10am-4pm

Ticketed event 10am-12pm
Free visiting hours 12pm-4pm
Fri 12/14 Early Closing
Open 10am-2pm

Tues 12/25
Happy Holidays!

Tues 1/1 New Year’s Play Day
Open 10am-4pm

*Smith staff reserves the right to close & re-open the Playground at their discretion for weather & safety concerns.

News & Events

Upcoming Events

After Turkey Play Day Friday, November 23 | 10am-4pm We’re open the day after Thanksgiving. Bring extended family and friends and “play off” that Thanksgiving feast! Playground access is weather permitting. Winter Wonderland (Annual Ticketed Event) Saturday, December 8 | 10am-12pm Join us for our annual Winter Wonderland celebration presented by PECO! Families are invited to Smith for festivities that include winter decorations, messy arts, s’mores making, and live music by Alex and the Kaleidoscope….

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Now Hiring

Smith is now hiring for the following positions: Safety Personnel Part-Time, WEEKENDS, 12 hours per weekend Part-time position on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm and during special events providing security, safety and assistance for/to staff and visitors who utilize Smith Memorial Playground. Monitors all activity within the grounds, responds to all incidents that disrupt the safety and well-being of staff and visitors, and documents/reports all incidents as required by policy. Full job description Playspace Activator Part-time, Seasonally Flexible, Weekend Hours The Playspace Activator advocates for play, provides resources about play to…

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