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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

Thu 11/15 CLOSE AT 1PM

Due to inclement weather, Smith will be open from 10am-1pm only today.

Sat 11/17
Open 12-4pm (Philly Marathon & street closures)

Thursday 11/22
Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri 11/23 After Turkey Play Day
Open 10am-4pm

Ticketed event 10am-12pm
Free visiting hours 12pm-4pm
Fri 12/14 Early Closing
Open 10am-2pm
Tues 12/25
Happy Holidays!

Tues 1/1 New Year’s Play Day
Open 10am-4pm

*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 Friday, November 23 | 10am-4pm We’re open the day after Thanksgiving. Bring extended family and friends and “play off” that Thanksgiving feast! Playground access is weather permitting. Winter Wonderland (Annual Ticketed Event) Saturday, December 8 | 10am-12pm Join us for our annual Winter Wonderland celebration presented by PECO! Families are invited to Smith for festivities that include winter decorations, messy arts, s’mores making, and live music by Alex and the Kaleidoscope….

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Smith Memorial Playground Names New Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff, we are pleased to share the news that Frances Hoover has been named the new Executive Director of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse!  Frances will take the helm on January 2, 2019.    Frances comes to Smith from The Philadelphia School (TPS), a preschool to 8th grade Center City independent school, where she served as Director of Institutional Advancement with direct oversight of enrollment, fundraising, and communication. During her 10 years…

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