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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


October 1 – March 31
Tuesday – Sunday
10am – 4pm (weather permitting)


THROUGH AUG 31, 2020

Special Hours & Closings


Playhouse Closed Through August 2020 for Renovations

Join us in the Playground (weather permitting)

Sat 11/23 Open 11am-4pm
Late opening due to the Philadelphia Marathon

Thurs 11/28 Closed
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sat 12/7 Winter Wonderland (Ticketed Event)
Free visiting hours 12pm-4pm

Tues 12/24, Wed 12/25 & Wed 1/1 Closed
Happy Holidays!

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

News & Events

Upcoming Events

After Turkey Play Day (Free) Friday, November 29 | 10am-4pm On the day after Thanksgiving, bring the family that’s in town for the holiday weekend and “play-off” that Thanksgiving turkey on the Playground! We’ll also have a few special crafts for you! Winter Wonderland (Annual Ticketed Event) Saturday, December 7 | 10am -12pm Smith invites families to its annual Winter Wonderland celebration for a festive morning of family-friendly festivities that include a s’mores roasting, a…

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Help Smith Close its Fundraising Gap to Finish Playhouse Renovations and Urban Nature Preschool Construction!

Preserving Play: A Campaign for the Next Generation Smith is embarking on a transformational $14.1 million campaign that will significantly expand its programming and reach, and protect its legacy as a unique Philadelphia treasure for generations to come. The campaign will elevate Smith as a national leader in play and early childhood education, create additional enhancements for visitors to enjoy and experience East Fairmount Park, and develop a full-time, year-round Urban Nature Preschool that uses…

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