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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

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

Early Closings

Please note adjusted visiting hours due to private rentals and ticketed events on these days:

Saturday, 6/4: close at 3pm

Friday 6/17: Playground only closes at 3pm for Kidchella

Saturday 6/25: close at 3pm

*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, JUNE 17  |  6-7:30PM FRIDAY, JULY 15  |  6-7:30PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 19  |  6-7:30PM In June, July, and August, families are invited to enjoy Smith’s annual kids music festival in the Playground to rock out to a fantastic line-up of well-known national musicians that kids AND adults will enjoy. This event requires tickets for children AND adults.  Half-price tickets for members. Join us for our 3rd annual Kidchella kids music festival (now a 3-concert…

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Party in the Playground 2016

  On Wednesday, May 18, Smith hosted its ninth annual adults-only cocktail party, Party in the Playground, where we presented the 2016 Ida Newman Magic of Play Award to founding board member Susan Jaffe, and our superstar volunteers The Vanguard Crew! A huge thank-you to our event committee and board members; our event sponsors: Center City Pediatrics, Mill Creek Capital Advisors, Independence Foundation, Torchlight Technology Group, Keystone First, Mark B. Thompson Associates, more; in-kind sponsors Flying…

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