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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 7/20 & 8/17
Free Admission
10am-1pm only

Kidchella Music Festival (Ticketed Event) 4pm-7:30pm

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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 Partners with Parent Infant Center to Open an Urban Nature Preschool

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is thrilled to announce that it will partner with the Parent Infant Center (PIC) to open an Urban Nature Preschool at Smith!    Smith is proud of our 119-year history as a beloved space where children enjoy free play, and of our education and advocacy efforts to promote the importance of play for children’s healthy development. As part of our $13.5M capital campaign, Preserving Play, we are also committed to expanding the ways that Smith serves as a resource for families. One result of making major capital improvements to our historic Playhouse will be…

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