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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

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

Friday 8/17
Public Visiting Hours 10am-12pm

Tickets Required 4pm-7:30pm (Kidchella Music Festival)

Click here for tickets

Sat 8/25 & Sun 9/2 Early Closings (private events)

Playhouse closes at 3pm
Playground closes at 4pm

Sat 8/25 Large Crowd Alert!

Daniel Tiger at Smith from 10am-12pm. Free admission, but 45+ min wait time for photos expected. Details here

News & Events

Upcoming Events

2018 Kidchella Music Festival (Annual Ticketed Event) Friday June 15  |  Friday, July 20, |  Friday, August 17 Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse’s Kidchella Music Festival features performances by 6 nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists at Smith each summer as well as a celebration of local youth arts and other fun activities for families. Details & Tickets Backyard Bugs Pop-up Camp Wednesday mornings from 10am-12pm, July 18th to August 22nd Looking for some free fun this summer? Have a 3 to 5…

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Smith Executive Director Meg Wise to Become Executive Director of Outward Bound School

Meg Wise, Executive Director of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse since 2011, will be leaving her position in September to become the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School. She is not going far, as Outward Bound will be moving into its home in the new Discovery Center, located just across the street from Smith in East Fairmount Park. Meg is eager to continue using her experience and relationships with community leaders to make…

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