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Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, located in East Fairmount Park, has been a treasured destination for over 100 years. Smith strives to be Philadelphia’s foremost resource for play by providing opportunities for unstructured creative play for children 10 and younger. Read More

Current Hours

Sun 7/24 Playground will close at 3pm due to heat.

F 8/5 NO PARKING LOT ACCESS & LARGE CROWDS

Please note that there will be no parking lot access and large crowds on Friday 8/5: due to visits from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation camps.

F 8/19 CLOSE at 3pm for KIDCHELLA

S 8/20 CLOSE at 3pm (private event)

*In the event of rain or snow, our staff reserves the right to close & re-open the Playground at their discretion.

*Smith is closed on Mondays

PLAYHOUSE
April 1 through September 30
Tuesday – Friday
10am – 4pm

Saturday – Sunday
10am – 6pm

PLAYGROUND
April 1 through September 30
Tuesday – Friday
10am – 6pm

Saturday – Sunday
10am – 7pm

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Smith’s 117th Birthday Celebration (Free) SATURDAY, JULY 23 | 12pm Cake Cutting Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse turns 117 this month and invites families to enjoy a free day of fun on the Playground and birthday cake from North Philly favorite Denise’s Delicacies to celebrate!  In addition, LINCOLN LOGS®, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has installed a life-sized cabin made entirely of LINCOLN LOGS® on the front porch of the Playhouse and will provide…

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Donate to Smith’s Birthday Fund!

Did you know Smith is turning 117 on July 23? Donate to Smith’s Annual Birthday Fund by July 23rd and be entered in a drawing for a free Smith birthday party rental! The winner will be selected on July 25. Also, don’t forget to celebrate our birthday with us on July 23.  Visitors will enjoy a life-sized cabin made entirely of LINCOLN LOGS®, cake from Denise’s Delicacies (cut at 12pm), fun in the Playground and Playhouse, and…

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