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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

*Slide open Friday – Sunday only. Playground access weather permitting, limited staff.


October 1 – March 31
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Sat 11/17 & Sun 11/18 Smith open 12-4pm (Philly Marathon street closures)

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


News & Events

Upcoming Events

Healthy Halloween (Annual Ticketed Event) Saturday October 27, 2018  |  10am-12pm On the last Saturday in October, Smith hosts its annual Healthy Halloween celebration. Families are invited to Smith fun Fall and Halloween festivities that messy arts, live music, healthy treats, and fun in the 6 1/2 acre Playground and 16,000 sq. ft. Playhouse! Children are welcome to come in costume. Details & Tickets Winter Wonderland (Annual Ticketed Event) December 2018 On the second Saturday in December, Smith welcomes…

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Now Hiring

Smith is now hiring for the following positions: Safety Personnel Part-Time, WEEKENDS, 12 hours per weekend Part-time position on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm and during special events providing security, safety and assistance for/to staff and visitors who utilize Smith Memorial Playground. Monitors all activity within the grounds, responds to all incidents that disrupt the safety and well-being of staff and visitors, and documents/reports all incidents as required by policy. Full job description Playspace Activator Part-time, Seasonally Flexible, Weekend Hours The Playspace Activator advocates for play, provides resources about play to…

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