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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

Free Visiting Hours*

Tuesday through Friday

Saturday and Sunday


*All hours are weather permitting.

Playhouse closed for renovations, expected opening Fall 2021

News & Events

Upcoming Events

  Second Annual Slide-A-Thon Saturday, May 15, 2021 Enjoy private and exclusive access to the historic Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide and compete for the highest number of slides during your time slot to support Smith!

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New Urban Nature Preschool at Smith Opens Fall 2021!

With the recent completion of renovations to our historic Playhouse, Smith is excited to announce the opening of a new Urban Nature Preschool at Smith! NEW URBAN NATURE PRESCHOOL TO OPEN THIS FALL! Smith’s new Urban Nature Preschool on the lower level of the Playhouse will: serve children age 3-5 and operate full-day (including before and after care) and full-year have a curriculum centered around exploration of the natural environment include two naturally lit classrooms, emphasizing physical connections…

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