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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, 5/14: close at 4pm

Wednesday, 5/18: close at 12pm for Party in the Playground

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

Love Your Park Day at Smith SATURDAY, MAY 7th | 10AM-2PM Come to Smith to kickoff LOVE Your Park Week 2016 with a citywide Service Day on Saturday, May 7 – an excellent opportunity for friends, families, and neighbors to come together and show our parks a little love! Details & Registration Enchantment Theatre presents “The Beast in the Bayou” at Smith! SUNDAY, MAY 8th (MOTHER’S DAY) | 11AM & 12:15PM Enchantment Theatre’s production of The Beast in the Bayou is…

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New Nature Play Space in the Playground!

This Playground season, visitors will notice a new nature play area in the Playground complete with areas for dirt digging, climbing, playing with water, and more!  In Fall 2015, Smith was selected by the U.S. Forest Service and Nature Explore, a national collaborative program of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, to receive a new, customized nature play space as a means to engage children with their natural surroundings.  Special thanks to the U.S….

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