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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

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

Kidchella (Annual Ticketed Event) FRIDAY, AUGUST 19  |  Food Trucks & BYO Picnic 5PM; Concert 6-7:30PM Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 3rd annual Kidchella music festival—now a 3-concert series with support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the PA Council on the Arts, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation! Concerts will take place on Smith’s 6 ½ acre Playground on Friday, June 17, Friday, July 15, and Friday, August 19.  At 5pm families are invited to bring…

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Smith Memories | Helen Stika Porter

Smith Memorial Playground has been a treasured destination for generations of families for over 100 years. An individual’s “Smith memories” can illustrate our positive effect on a child, which can last a lifetime. Last month, Helen Porter, a 92-year-old Philadelphia resident, visited Smith for the first time as an adult. She brought two family members with her to reminisce about her time at Smith as a child. Helen recalls her first visit to Smith in 1930: When…

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