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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

Wed 2/20 CLOSED

Due to inclement weather, Smith is closed today

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

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

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Black History Month Exhibit Saturday, February 23 | 10am-12pm In celebration of Black History Month, families are invited to Smith to learn about its unique 120-year history of being a racially integrated play space. Historic photos showing the diverse population of children and families that have played at Smith since 1899 and other materials highlighting the efforts of Smith’s staff to serve African American children during the Jim Crow Era of racial segregation in schools…

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Now Hiring

Smith is now hiring for the following positions: Director of Development Regular/Full Time; Salaried/Exempt The Director of Development is responsible for the design and successful execution of a broad array of fundraising strategies for project and general operating support including: foundation funder research; grant writing and reporting; corporate sponsor cultivation; annual appeal and individual donor solicitation, including memberships; and annual fundraising event planning. S/he supervises one full-time staff member, Development Associate, and one part-time staff…

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