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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 7/5
Early closing at 4pm due to heat advisory

Sat 7/6 (private event day)
Playhouse open 10am-3pm
Playground open 10am-4pm

Fri 7/12 (Ticketed family event day)
Free Visiting Hours 10am-12pm
Kidchella Music Festival 4-7:30pm

Fri 8/9 (Ticketed family event day)
Free Visiting Hours 10am-12pm
Kidchella Music Festival 4-7:30pm

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

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Kidchella Music Festival (Annual Ticketed Event) Friday, June 14, July 12 & August 9 | 4-7:30pm 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 Support for Kidchella provided in part by Franke Group, Friends Central, WXPN’s Kids Corner,, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Pennsylvania Council on…

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Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse Elects New Board Members During Exciting Next Phase of Capital Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse Elects New Board Members  During Exciting Next Phase of Capital Campaign   June 24, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – Frances Hoover, Executive Director of Smith Playground & Playhouse, announced today that the Board of Directors elected five new board members to join Smith’s leadership team.  “This is an exciting time to join the board at Smith,” says Hoover. “We are completing an $8.6 million capital campaign that will fund major renovations to the Smith Playhouse and…

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