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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


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

*Slide closed. Playground access weather permitting, limited staff.


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

Sat 3/30 Play-A-Palooza
Open for ticketed event only 12-4pm

Early Closings (Private Events)
Playhouse open 10am-3pm
Playground open 10am-4pm

Sun 3/31
Sat 6/15
Sat 6/22
Sat 7/6

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

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Play-A-Palooza (Annual Ticketed Event) March 30, 2019 | 12pm-4pm (Rain or Shine) Join us for the seasonal grand opening of the Playground featuring nature play, live performances, Soccer Shots, a special PBS Kids Pop Up, and other activities in the 6 1/2 acre Playground! Admission is $10 per child or free household admission for Smith members (no advance RSVP required) and ACCESS cardholders (please bring your ACCESS card with you the day of the event). Details &…

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Smith Announces New Slate of Board Officers to Lead in Next Phase of Capital Campaign

February 25, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – Frances Hoover, Executive Director of Smith Playground & Playhouse, announced today that the Board of Directors elected a new slate of Board Officers. This team will lead the exciting next phase of Smith’s capital campaign, which includes beginning construction to increase play space and construct a Nature Preschool in the Playhouse. “We are entering an exciting period in the growth and development of Smith. It’s wonderful to know that…

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