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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


April 1 – September 30
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 7pm


April 1 – September 30
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Special Hours & Closings

Fri 8/21 (Early closing for private event)
Free Visiting hours 10am-4pm

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

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Preserving Play Sale (Free) Saturday, August 24 | 10am-4pm Join us for a fun bargain sale of kids toys, furniture, and historic pieces of Smith. Families will also enjoy a free book bag giveaway courtesy of Rep. Donna Bullock and Philadelphia OIC’s SOAR Program and will get to learn more about our upcoming Playhouse renovations. Vendor Fest and Global Cardboard Challenge Saturday, October 19 | 10am-4pm (Cardboard Challenge 11am-2pm) Smith invites vendors and visitors to…

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Preserving Play: A Campaign for the Next Generation

Smith is embarking on a transformational $14.1 million campaign that will significantly expand its programming and reach, and protect its legacy as a unique Philadelphia treasure for generations to come. The campaign will elevate Smith as a national leader in play and early childhood education, create additional enhancements for visitors to enjoy and experience East Fairmount Park, and, in partnership with the Parent Infant Center, develop a full-time, year-round Urban Nature Preschool that uses nature…

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