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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

PLAYGROUND

April 1 – September 30
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 7pm

PLAYHOUSE

April 1 – September 30
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Early Closings 

Wed 5/29 (Ticketed event day)
Free Visiting Hours 10am-12pm
Party in the Playground 5:30-8pm


Fri 6/14 (Ticketed family event day)
Free Visiting Hours 10am-12pm
Kidchella Music Festival 4-7:30pm


Sat 6/15 (private event day)
Playhouse open 10am-3pm
Playground open 10am-4pm


Sat 6/22 (private event day)
Playhouse open 10am-3pm
Playground open 10am-4pm


Sat 7/6 (private event day)
Playhouse open 10am-3pm
Playground open 10am-4pm


Fri 7/12 (Ticketed family event day)
Free Visiting Hours 10am-12pm
Kidchella Music Festival 4-7:30pm


Fri 8/9 (Ticketed family event day)
Free Visiting Hours 10am-12pm
Kidchella Music Festival 4-7:30pm

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

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Community Day at Smith Saturday, May 4 | 10am – 12pm Join us for a special celebration dedicated to our visitors and community partners! Families are invited for a free day of fun on the Playground, music, and a “Meet the Candidates” hour at 10am emceed by Movita Johnson-Harrell, new State Representative for District 190, where visitors will hear from candidates currently running for office in Philadelphia. Story Time with Author John Butler Saturday, May…

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Join Us for Smith’s 12th Annual Party in the Playground!

Join us for our 12th annual Party in the Playground on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 5:30pm-8pm where we will present the Ida Newman Magic of Play Award to two phenomenal honorees: State Rep. Donna Bullock and Meghan Talarowski of Studio Ludo (more about our honorees). Proceeds from the event are designated to keep Smith safe and clean, and provide materials that have enchanted generations of visitors: new books, toys, crafts, and other Playhouse paraphernalia. Please find more…

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